Screenwriter and dramatist famously known for creating the ABC television series My So-Called Life and writing for the shows thirtysomething and Once and Again. She also co-wrote the book for the stage musical Wicked. She has earned a scriptwriting Emmy Award nomination for My So-Called Life and a Tony Award nomination for Best Book of a Musical.' She earned a degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from Princeton University before going on to earn her master's degree in musical Theatre Writing on full scholarship from New York University. There, she was taught by some of the biggest names in music and theatre production, including Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein.