I am a D.C.-based freelance writer, editor, researcher and proofreader. I laugh at grammar jokes, fight the urge to correct misspelled signs and am happiest when working with words.

I write and edit books, technical and annual reports, university publications, magazines, case studies, academic journals, blogs and more.

A journalism degree and staff positions at newspapers and magazines (including outside the United  States) laid the foundation.  



Latin America


Women's Rights/Studies/History


Economic Development

U.S. Civil Rights Movement 

Urban Development/Planning

Disability Rights

Financial Literacy

Social Justice

University of Michigan

Master of Arts in Political Science

University of Missouri

Bachelor of Journalism

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