Though I teach yoga on a volunteer basis, I make my living as a writer, reporter, and editor (and used to work as a photographer, a career path I may venture down again). I’m always looking for editorial projects that are progressive, thought-provoking, quirky, and/or health-oriented. If you need help with such projects, please email me at mollymaureen@juno.com. Thanks!

EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE
Health Journalist
New York, New York
1997-present
Write articles on health and breaking news for Women’s eNews, Ms., On the Issues, In These Times, Utne Reader, Redbook, On Earth, Yoga Journal, Woman’s Day, Good Housekeeping, Gather, Consumers Digest and other national magazines. Also cover health for non-profits including the Rockefeller Foundation, PlannedParenthood.org, PBS.org and the United Nations/IRIN. Served as a consultant for the health text Our Bodies, Ourselves.

Health Researcher
New York, New York
1997-present
Report on health, science, the environment and general news for Smithsonian, World Wildlife and Real Simple magazines. Have also tackled fact checking for The MIT Technology Review, Dr. Oz: The Good Life, Investopedia, Whole Living, More, Ladies’ Home Journal, Parents, Women’s Sports & Fitness and Inc. magazines, researching health and feature articles and helping to supervise the reporting departments and correct other researchers’ work.

Health Writer for Marie Claire Magazine
New York, New York
1996-1997
Researched all health articles and wrote “Health Check,” “Sexual Health,” and “Invest in Yourself” columns. Helped executive editor coordinate overall magazine production.

Reporter/Copy Editor, Ridgefield Press
Ridgefield, Connecticut
1996
Reported and wrote health, news, and feature articles, editing the newspaper’s school section.

Freelancer Writer/Photographer, Acorn Press
Ridgefield, Connecticut
1989-1994
Reported, wrote and shot for eight New York and Connecticut community newspapers.

EDUCATION
Columbia University School of Journalism
New York, New York
1996
Earned a master’s degree in journalism with a concentration in magazine coverage.

Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
1991
Earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature, venturing to Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland junior year and graduating magna cum laude in the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.

AWARDS
Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism 2012
WPA 2011 Maggie award for best feature article
Society for Women’s Health Research’s 2007 “Excellence in Journalism” award
Associated Church Press’s 2007 web reporting contest.
AlterNet.org “10 Most Important Articles of 2006″
New England Press Association 1995 award for best feature article

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

OTHER EXPERIENCE
Yoga Instructor
New York, New York
2000-present
Teach regular classes at the Integral Yoga Institute and at Bayview Correctional Facility.

A Better Chance Tutor
New Canaan, Connecticut
1994-1995
Helped run a live-in home for at-risk urban students attending a suburban high school.

English as a Second Language Instructor
San Francisco, California; Dublin, Ireland; and Chiba, Japan
1991-1994
Worked for the Mission Reading Clinic, the Dublin Center for Refugees, and the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program.

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