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 other freelance articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Slate, Everyday Health, and others, and have been syndicated in the Dallas Morning News and the Tampa Bay Times.
As the co-chair of Start School Later California, I developed a comprehensive communications strategy to support state legislation 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 and an MFA from Mills College, and I'm a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the Journalism and Women Symposium.