I'm a freelance writer based in New York. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, I moved to less neon places such as Tallahassee, New York, Pittsburgh, London, and Vancouver, BC. I currently live in White Plains, New York, just north of Manhattan with my husband and two daughters.
I began my career in academic publishing while freelancing for arts/culture publications on the side. Unnerved by my corner office as a 24-year-old textbook editor, I left working life to attend Carnegie Mellon University where I received a Master's degree in Cultural Studies. Soon after I became Arts and Culture editor at Miami's alternative newspaper, where I launched a culture blog to capture the city's arts boom. That lead to an opportunity to co-launch the Miami site of The Huffington Post, where I also reported the new-to-me beats of crime and politics.
Four years ago, I transitioned to freelance writing full time, a gig that is only truly possible if you're game to mix traditional feature writing with creating content for brands as well as trade publications.
That is to say, my only true niche is my curiosity. I have written on everything from corporate strategy, politically-charged graphic design, personal finance, gaming culture, architecture, hospitality, institutional foodservice and so much more.
Writing is my trade. I have spent 16 years perfecting the craft.