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.
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
FOOD, DRINK & TRAVEL
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