Writer of everything, but mostly health, food, & culture.


A little about me

I'm a Long Island-based writer, which means I slip Billy Joel lyrics into my work whenever possible. My regular beats are health, food, and culture - but am known to stray down the rabbit holes of funeral rituals, female psychopaths, and subway ads. I’ve been interviewed about my work by WNYC, CBC Radio, and Wisconsin Public Radio.

In a past life, I was a professional pickaxer, coffee bagger, and salad slinger. My present life as a writer was determined by my carrying a BRCA genetic mutation, which you'll read about when you scroll down. 

While studying at NYU, I was loud, opinionated, and political; I published a white paper on the fight for water in the Colorado River Basin and worked on a micro-loan project in Rwanda with the UNDP. In between all that, I built potable water systems & taught public health in rural Honduras. I'm still loud, opinionated, and political, but my work is more balanced (when it needs to be).

I'm available to write for you (under my name - or yours). Email me.

Select Work

The elite club no one where no one wants to be a member, for The Lily
BRCA, dismantling the AHCA, & why it freaks me out, for SELF.
How my mastectomy erased my nerves, for Refinery29
How to tell your date you have a cancer gene, for HuffPost

The mental health crisis we aren’t doing anything about, for The Outline
How Myriad Genetics is forcing researchers to start from scratch, for The Outline
Why 'my body, my choice' applies to not breastfeeding, for HuffPost

Making sense of the creepy Clowns popping up across America, for Rolling Stone
And how the real clowns are defending themselves, also for Rolling Stone 
Unsolved serial murders, solved, in California and Ohio, for Rolling Stone
When @Jack finally kicked Milo off Twitter, for Rolling Stone
Your phone definitely has poop on it, for Brooklyn Magazine

All the times I hid McDonald’s in a farmer’s market tote, for Eater
Why we don't get an explanation for Bourdain's suicide, for Edible Long Island
City chefs are on a mission to civilize small towns, for Edible Long Island
Eating roadkill is actually pretty common, for Eater
The time I gave up my phone, tablet, and laptop for the Aurora Borealis, for Jetsetter

Considering Tim McVeigh in the age of Trump, for Rolling Stone
Will stricter laws make sexual abuse at the Olympics less common, for The Lily
What was - and wasn't - said during the 2018 SOTU, for The Lily

The humbling experience of handling my debt, for Refinery29
Fan-girling over a four-day work week, for Trello
Finding motivation when you're in a work rut, for Trello
Burning out and how CEOs get it wrong, for Trello
How not to stand out on a job interview, for Refinery29