Northwestern University, Medill School of
M.S. in Journalism, December 1999
University of California, Santa Cruz
B.A. in American Literature, December 1995
Freelance Writer, Editor, 2003-Present
I've contributed to The New
York Times, New York
Magazine, Women’s Health,
the San Francisco Chronicle,
Backpacker, Sierra, the San
Jose Mercury News, and the Chicago
Webmaster/Editor, The Sierra Club, 2007-2009
I was responsible for the design and content of
the Outings website. I edited brochures, posted photos, publicized
featured trips, and helped users learn how to be more green
travelers. I also converted the club’s extranet pages to
make them more searchable for staff and volunteers.
Editorial Coordinator, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2005
I coordinated the redesign for a biweekly publication that offers
a behind-the-scenes look at the museum. Wrote stories, interviewed
curators about upcoming exhibitions, reported on new museum projects,
and was responsible for layout and production.
Reporter, Monterey County Herald, 2000-2003
I covered Carmel, Pebble Beach, and Pacific Grove. Profiled Clint
Eastwood, Leon Panetta and other top Monterey area officials.
Washington D.C. Correspondent, Durham Herald-Sun and
Fayetteville Observer-Times, September 1999-December 1999
As a member of the Medill News Service, I investigated the tobacco
industry's campaign contributions. I reported extensively on the
North Carolina congressional delegation including former Sen. John
Edwards. I filed stories from the U.S. Supreme Court and the White
Reporter, Medill News Service, 1999
I covered the Chicago City Council and probed the city's relationship
with the electrical utility, Commonwealth Edison. Profiled Chicago
artists, reviewed theater and classical music and developed in-depth
Clerk and Freelance Writer, Santa Cruz Sentinel, 1997-1998
Interviewed artists and authors, including Grace Paley.
Freelance Writer, San Jose Mercury News, 1994-1995
Wrote a monthly column that discussed life in the 90's and Generation
X. Topics included the existence of God, teenage angst, the digital
revolution and dealing with pesky roommates.
Proficient in Quark Xpress, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InCopy, Microsoft
Word and Excel.