Jane is the secret lovechild of Geena Davis and Bill Gates: part nice-girl who's tougher than she looks; part insufferable nerd. She was adopted by a proper British do-gooder and the Legal Director of the ACLU, and raised quietly on New York's Upper West Side when it was dangerous and had no cappuccinos.
Jane is a writer, communications consultant and café therapist. Professional adventures include working as TED Scribe for seven years. Even TED top-honcho Chris Anderson – to whom she reported – cannot explain what that job entailed.
She did not succeed at being a pre-med, actress, waitress, sugar-cereal website designer or University of Chicago grad student, although she enjoyed arguing with political philosopher Allan Bloom while he flirted with her boyfriend and chain-smoked Marlboro Reds during seminars on Plato's The Republic.
Dating a NeoCon was the meanest thing she ever did to her lefty parents. Worse even then the time she dated a prominent NYPD detective.
Jane lives in Brooklyn and strives to integrate her bickering right and left brains.