Currently based in western Massachusetts, I am a journalist with over a dozen years of experience. I grew up in the Midwest and have lived in many parts of the United States, including both coasts and Alaska. For a year and a half after college, I worked in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I've traveled widely in Latin America and speak Spanish comfortably. Other travels have taken me to Asia, Australia and Europe.

Highlights of my public radio career include hosting Evening Rounds, a weekly health program on KUAC-FM in Fairbanks, Alaska, for nearly four years and producing feature stories on topics as unrelated as franchisee ownership, permafrost in Siberia and Nobel Laureate José Ramos-Horta's visit to UC Berkeley.

My print reporting includes a feature piece in the New York Times Education Life magazine about the growth of semester schools and a profile of Partners in Health cofounder Ophelia Dahl for the Wellesley College alumnae magazine. I reviewed a two-stroke snow machine for Newsweek and compiled details about protecting household valuables for Real Simple. I've written about restaurants and tested recipes for the Boston Globe.

My work at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism included a trip to Mexico City to report on the feuding among phone companies, a piece for The Oregonian about the laying of a new undersea fiber optic cable and a radio documentary about AIDS patients' use of complementary and alternative medicine. As an undergraduate at Wellesley College, I traveled to Cuba for research about the role of women in the island's revolution.

When I’m not working, I enjoy swimming, reading, hiking, baking and exploring with my inquisitive little boy. My partner, son and I also share our home with a furry grey cat.




last updated March 28, 2011
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