Have pen, will travel
For more than 20 years, I have written about culture and international travel. As the daughter of immigrants, as a foreign exchange student, as a former Peace Corps volunteer, and having lived in Europe for 14 years, I've been privileged to chronicle landscape, life abroad and on the road.
From 2000 until 2014, I was based in Berlin, Germany, allowing me easy access around the Continent, Russia and Mideast. My work appears in The New York Times and The Washington Post, among other publications. As of 2015, I have visited 46 countries and have reported from more than a dozen of those. I do not believe in bucket lists. I believe in getting out of the way so the muses - wherever they may be - can do what they're destined to do, which often means traipsing around the globe in search of them. As more than one editor has put it, I’m one hardworking vagabond.
I am also a fellow at Stanford University's Bill Lane Center for the American West; with the Center’s support, I am researching and writing about women farmers and ranchers throughout this diverse region. I am also the staff writer at the Rural Community Assistance Corporation, where I cover rural poverty and economies, the environment, and tribal issues across the 13 states of the American West, including Alaska and Hawaii.
Meanwhile, I continue to travel frequently, near and far, ever in search of the next best tale from the road…in short: have pen, will travel.