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

In short: Freelance writer BU COM Bicoastal

In short-ish: Former Here Mag Print Editor. Current Elite Daily staff writer covering sex and dating. Interested in climate, food, sexuality, and tomato bases. 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. When I’m not in class, I write news and features for Elite Daily. I also freelance for Cosmopolitan, and others.

When I graduated from Emerson College in May 2017, I moved to NYC as Away’s first editorial intern. By July, the editorial director and I launched a boutique print and digital magazine that published travel guides and in-depth reports on creative communities and change-makers around the world. As an intern, associate, and finally the magazine’s print editor, I kick-started the Here Magazine 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 TV star Jonathan Van Ness and Serena Williams. Find my favorite reported stories and interviews here.

From 2015-2017, I was the first content editor at THINX, where 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 cockroach the size of my thumb in Crown Heights, Brooklyn