Have pen, will travel
Writing about travel and culture has been a part of my life for more than 20 years. 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 had the privileged vantage point to chronicle landscape, life abroad and on the road, and how journeys, both good and not so good, can enrich us.
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, The San Jose Mercury News, and The Independent in London, among other publications. As of early 2015, I have visited 44 countries and have reported from about a dozen of those. As a hardworking vagabond and scribe, I’m happy to serve as your window and guide into the broader world.
In 2015, I will work as a fellow at Stanford University's Bill Lane Center for the American West; with the Center’s support, I will research and write about women farmers and ranchers across this diverse region. I am also the staff writer at the Rural Community Assistance Corporation, where I cover rural poverty, the environment, and economic matters throughout the 13 states of the American West, including Alaska, Hawaii and on tribal lands.
Meanwhile, I continue to travel near and far, ever in search of the next best tale from the road…in short: have pen, will travel.