Though I teach yoga and practice Thai massage, I earn the bulk of my living as an editorial superhero. I produce top-notch writing, reporting, editing, copyediting and fact checking—served up with verve, tenacity, and attention to detail. I’m always looking for editorial projects that are progressive, thought-provoking, quirky, and/or health-oriented. If you need help with anything along those lines, please email me at Thanks!

Health Journalist
New York, New York
• Report and write on health and breaking news for In These Times, On Earth, Women’s eNews, Ms., Yoga Journal,,, Utne Reader, and other progressive publications.
• Won the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism (2012); the Western Publishing Association’s Maggie Award (2011); the Society for Women’s Health Research’s Excellence Award (2007); and the Associated Church Press’s Web Award (2007). Wrote one of’s “10 Most Important Articles of 2006.”
• Served as a consultant for the landmark women’s health tome Our Bodies, Ourselves, developing coverage for the textbook’s updated, award-winning 2011 version.

Researcher/Fact Checker and Copy Editor
New York, New York
• Serve as the contributing research editor at World Wildlife, the quarterly magazine of the World Wildlife Fund. Collaborate with scientists to do fact checking and reporting on conservation and the environment.
• Research health and general news for Smithsonian magazine and health finance for
• Worked as a contributing researcher at Real Simple, Whole Living, More, Ladies’ Home Journal, and Women’s Sports & Fitness. Provided writing, reporting, copyediting and fact checking for three to five years at each magazine. Supervised the work of up to ten other fact checkers as deadlines demanded.
• Copyedited and wrote health-related white papers for the Rockefeller Foundation for three years.

Previous Experience
Marie Claire magazine writer: produced three monthly health columns (New York, NY).
• Acorn Press newspaper reporter: generated health and feature articles (Ridgefield, CT).
• A Better Chance tutor: helped run a live-in home for at-risk urban students (New Canaan, CT).
• English as a Second Language instructor: worked for the Dublin Center for Refugees (Dublin, Ireland) and the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (Chiba, Japan).

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism : Earned a master’s degree in journalism with a focus on magazine work and a thesis on health care and domestic violence (New York, NY).
Boston College Won honors-program admission and spent a year at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland. Earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature, graduating magna cum laude and getting elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society (Chestnut Hill, MA).

Writing, editing, reporting, copyediting, and fact checking. LexisNexis, Adobe InCopy, Adobe InDesign, Google Docs, QuarkXpress, and Microsoft Entourage, Excel, Powerpoint, and Word. Some HTML, Spanish, French, and Japanese.

Teach yoga (currently at New York City’s Morris Jumel Mansion; previously at the Integral Yoga Institute, Riverside Church, Union Theological Seminary, and Edgecombe and Bayview Correctional Facilities). Enjoy running, cycling, soccer, 5Rhythms dance, Thai bodywork, photography, cooking, world travel, and daily meditation practice. Volunteer as a community gardener and NYC Parks Super Steward in Sugar Hill, Harlem.


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