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.