Hi! I'm a writer based in Southern California.
As a freelance journalist, I've written frequently about the intersection of public health, adolescence and education. My op-eds and articles have appeared in The Atlantic, TIME, The Washington Post, Slate, the Los Angeles Times, and others.
As the leader of Start School Later California, I developed a comprehensive communications strategy to support state legislation introduced in 2017 requiring healthy school start times for middle and high schools. As part of this, I testified before the Assembly Education Committee in July 2017, did media outreach and interviews (radio, print and web), and served as a liaison with leading researchers, community members and volunteers.
As a strategic communicator, I’ve worked with many organizations and companies including Bank of America; U.C. Berkeley Community Relations; AAA of Northern California, Nevada and Utah; the Haas School of Business; and Pottery Barn Kids.
As a fiction writer, I've been published in several online and print publications, and have been a contributing writer for Literary Mama and an assistant fiction editor for Cleaver Magazine.
I have a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, an MFA from Mills College, and a bachelor’s degree from U.C. Berkeley.