I had better tell you who I am, and why.

In short: Freelance writer BU COM Bicoastal

In short-ish: Formerly at Here Mag and Elite Daily. Currently at the Boston Globe. Interested in climate, food, sexuality, tomato bases, and justice. San Diego–raised. Boston-schooled.

At length: I’m a graduate student at Boston University’s College of Communication, where I study journalism. I like narrative reporting and magazine writing best. I’m also a digital producer for the Boston Globe, I write for Cosmopolitan, and I freelance elsewhere.

Before grad school, I helped build out several start-up publications from their earliest stages, including Away’s Here Magazine. I graduated from Emerson College in 2017 and moved to NYC to become Away’s first editorial intern. There, I assisted the launch of Here, a multi-platform print and digital magazine specializing in travel guides and in-depth reports on creative communities around the world. As an intern, associate, and finally the magazine’s print editor, I kick-started our newsletter, wrote over 100 articles, and reported from 11 countries and 18 cities on five continents. Our cover stars ranged from the "world's best female chef" Daniela Soto-Innes to queer icon Jonathan Van Ness and *the* Serena Williams. Find my favorite reported stories and interviews from Here and beyond, well, here.

From 2015-2017, as the first content editor at THINX, I wrote a weekly newsletter before weekly newsletters from brands were cool (read: "annoying" or "excessive") and I was once invited to Gloria Steinem's apartment to talk period politics. She too loves a bold accessory and the abolition of the tampon tax.

And because this wouldn’t be a proper personal website without useless fun facts, my most harrowing wildlife encounters include: •The time I locked eyes with a mature silverback in Uganda’s Impenetrable Forest •The time I swam face-to-face with great whites in Gansbaai, South Africa •The time(s) I stared down a roach the size of my thumb in Crown Heights, BK

Bonus for my fans: I am a whole person with interests outside of work! See right—>

I surf (poorly). I eat (well). I cook, dance, and karaoke to early Rihanna (proficiently). And lastly, I believe we, as a culture, deserve a Bloody Mary emoji.