The best way to describe me is a worldly wordsmith. I was born in Asia, and I've been traveling ever since. In the past, I have worked as a researcher at National Geographic Traveler magazine in Washington, D.C. and as a writer at Vault.com in New York. Currently, I am a freelance writer and editor based in Rhode Island.
I have an MA in print journalism (magazine writing emphasis) from the University of Missouri, an MFA in Fiction Writing from the University of Virginia, and a BA in Comparative Literature from Brown University.
Books & Literature
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
Newspaper - Local/Regional
Total Media Industry Experience
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Arrangements Abroad (10+)
Other Work History
Academic Arrangements Abroad, communications manager, January 2010-August 2010
Vault.com, staff writer, April 2007-January 2009.
National Geographic Traveler, researcher, May 2005-March 2007
Foreign Language Skills
Spanish (fluent), Italian (basic conversational) and Swedish (basic)
Word, Excel, Quark Copy Desk (working knowledge), LexisNexis, HTML (basic skills), PC and Mac, content management systems and blogging
laptop computer, digital camera
Work Permits & Visas
Available upon request
Kappa Tau Delta journalism honor society; Missouri "Washington Program" scholarship recipient; Henry Hoyns Fellow in Creative Writing (UVA); Phi Beta Kappa