Aileen Forbes

• Born in Manila, Philippines, and raised in New York City and a New York suburb since age two
• B.A., French Literature with the premedical curriculum, Columbia College
• Ph.D., English Literature, Princeton University
• Published articles on British Romantic authors and taught courses on British Romanticism, Psychoanalytic Theory, and George Eliot at Princeton, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore
• First job after college was at The Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center
• Currently teaches Literature Humanities at Columbia
• Passionate about opera, professional tennis, swimming and fitness, food and baking