Have pen, will travel
For more than 20 years, I have written about culture and international travel. I am the daughter of immigrants, a native Californian, a former foreign exchange student and Peace Corps volunteer, and I spent two decades living overseas. I am privileged to chronicle 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 2018, I have visited 48 countries and have reported from more than a dozen of those. I’m a hardworking vagabond with a journey always on the horizon: In 2018, I am traveling the American West reporting on persistent poverty as a Marguerite Casey Foundation Equal Voices Journalism Fellow. I will also this year be reporting stories from Colombia, Ecuador, Europe and the Balkans.
In 2016, I was a fellow at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School of Journalism, for which I wrote on rural healthcare in California. In 2015, I was a media fellow at Stanford University's Bill Lane Center for the American West, for which I researched and wrote about women farmers and ranchers. I am the staff writer at the nonprofit 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. I'm ever in search of the next best tale from the road, pen, map, noteback and compass in hand....