Writer, mother, and world traveler. These are my stories.
I have dedicated the majority of my adult life to two things: travel and satisfying an insatiable curiosity about the world around me. I twice joined the United States Peace Corps. I learned to speak languages of which most people have never heard. I backpacked overland from Saigon to Delhi. I climbed the Great Wall. I rafted the Nile. I even lived and worked in Kazakhstan.
There aren’t many people who would drop everything to fulfill a lifelong dream of joining the Peace Corps. Even fewer would sign up a second time. It is this kind of determination and grit that makes me a great journalist. I’m tenacious. I’m resourceful. I don’t let things get in the way of my dreams or a good story.
I left reporting four years ago during a time of family crisis, but I never really left journalism behind. Instead, I became the high school creative writing instructor. Now, I am the one shepherding young, talented, and sometimes physically awkward teenagers into the writing lab. Last year, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we started publishing our work online.
I am always looking for new projects and partnerships. Contact me if you want to collaborate.