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 resident in Europe for 14 years, I've been 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 2017, 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 2017 and 2018, as a Marguerite Casey Foundation Equal Voice Journalism fellow, I will be researching and writing on persistent poverty in the rural American West. 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.
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.