I am a freelance writer, traveler, and social justice educator. I have written essays, profiles, and feature stories for Baltimore City Paper and Scalawag Magazine. Much of my writing explores issues of social justice including street harassment and immigration. My 2015 Baltimore City Paper cover story about street harassment, Stop Calling Me ‘Baby,’ won a Maryland Delaware DC press association award.
Because I'm a consummate traveler, I'm also interested in writing about travel, place, and the people in those places.
I hold a Bachelors’ in Rhetoric/Media Studies and Spanish from Willamette University, a Masters’ in International Education Policy from the University of Maryland, and a Masters’ in Writing from Johns Hopkins University. I have lived, worked, and studied in Africa and Latin America and continue to travel regularly. Apart from writing, I have also worked in community engagement and social justice education in the higher ed sector. I'm originally from Spokane, Washington and after a two year stint in Malawi, Africa for Peace Corps and ten years on the East Coast (Washington, DC and Baltimore), I have returned to my Northwest roots. I live with my husband and son in Portland, Oregon.