I'm a freelance writer and editor with close to 20 years of experience writing on health, science, and parenting topics. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, I have published articles in Britannica for Parents, Public Source and Green Entrepreneur, among others. I live in Pittsburgh with my husband, a drummer and university administrator; my deaf, autistic, K-pop-loving teenager; and my tween, who loves baking, Roblox and snuggles.
I was born in southern Africa and raised in the southwestern United States, Guatemala and Mexico, but I've lived in Pittsburgh since 2016 after spending my adult life in Chicago, where I moved for college.
In addition to working as a women's health educator and adult literacy teacher, I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from University of Illinois before getting my master's at Medill. Since then I have served a broad array of clients and audiences through writing, editing and translating. I am fluent in English and Spanish, and conversant in American Sign Language.
I would like to recognize:
- My parents and teachers for guiding me in life and as a writer
- My husband of 20+ years for his unflagging support, love and friendship
- My editors for generously sharing their skill, knowledge and feedback
- My colleagues who have collaborated with me and referred clients to me
- The Osage and Shawnee nations, as well as other indigenous communities who have lived on and cared for, and continue to reside in the place where I live now, Diondega. My deep thanks also extends to the Basotho, Ute, K'iche, Poqomam, Garifuna, Q'eqchi', Otomi, Kickapoo, Peoria, Kaskasia, Potawatomi and Myaamia nations, on whose land I have lived, grown, been nourished and learned. Thank you.