About me

Writer. Editor. Journalist. Book Doctor. Wordsmither. Ideas Packager. Content Producer. From knitting together a long-form narrative to reporting hard-hitting news to building charticles, my passion and skill set lie in communicating ideas and telling stories in original, clear and engaging ways. I create curated works for print and digital outlets and help others achieve their content goals, whether in the form of a blog, an article, a book, a slideshow, a press release or a tweet. 





Baking baklava

Programmed my TiVo without needing to call tech support

Freelance Writer/Editor/Ghostwriter

​2010 - present

​Articles on health, nutrition, public interest, fitness, and fashion have appeared in Real Simple, National Geographic, SELF, Cosmo, Women's Health, Consumer Reports, Good Housekeeping, Fitness, Shape, Prevention,,, and more

Editorial Fill-ins: Editor-in-Chief for Yoga Journal; Deputy Editor for SELF; Health Editor for Glamour; Features Director for Woman's Day

Articles Editor, Good Housekeeping Magazine (NY, NY)

July 2014 - Dec. 2015

​Wrote Institute Report focusing on technology, appliances, and sustainability; edited Heloise and Peggy Post advice columns.

Deputy Director, Nutrition, SELF Magazine (NY, NY)

Jan. 2009 - Jan. 2010

​Directed all content for nutrition and diet for print and Web; managed senior and junior staff; launched Healthy Bites blog.

Contributing Editor, SELF Magazine (NY, NY)

Sept. 2006 - Dec. 2009

Senior Health Editor, Seventeen Magazine (NY, NY)

March 2005 - March 2006

Senior Editor, (SF, CA)

July 2000 - April 2002

Senior Editor, (SF, CA)

Jan. 1999 - June 2000

Lifestyle Editor, Child Magazine (NY, NY)

Jan. 1996 - Dec. 1998


Fluent in Spanish

Adept at a rhyme

(most of the time)

University of Texas at Austin

​BA English Honors, 1990


Radcliffe Publishing Course 1994

Skin Cancer Foundation Media Award, “I’m a Derm and I Got Skin Cancer,” Cosmopolitan, June, 2017

Hearst Editorial Excellence Award, “The #1 Gun Safety Question Every Mother Should Ask,” Good Housekeeping, September, 2016

Golden Triangle Award, “Confessions of a Tan-Aholic,” SELF, June 2010

Front Page Award, “The Disorder Next Door,” SELF, May 2009

Clarion Award, “The Disorder Next Door,” SELF, May 2009