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I am a freelance journalist based in St. Louis. After working as an assistant professor for several years, I decided to leave academia to pursue my passion of writing. It was through my academic research on girls’ education in Cambodia and India that I realized my love of sharing people’s stories. I think stories have the potential to bring people together and eliminate the fear that is so pervasive in our world.

My stories and photos have appeared in St. Louis MagazineThe Huffington Post, and the ONE Campaign Blog. My topics are wide-ranging, but my main interests focus on social issues, education, culture, and travel. I have interviewed and written about refugees, state politicians, broadway actresses, NFL players, fashion designers, teachers, architects, artists, and CEOs.




Selected Articles

Five St. Louis women of design share their stories and offer advice St. Louis Magazine, June 2018

After working in construction for years, Peter Manion returns to his art practice St. Louis Magazine, June 2018

Two architects reimagine a former telephone exchange building in Carondelet St. Louis Magazine, Feb. 2018

In a divided region, local schools are grappling with race relations St. Louis Magazine, Feb. 2018

Supper club dinners help refugees settle in St. Louis St. Louis Magazine, Jan. 2018

A new development in The Grove brings a modern feel to a classic neighborhood St. Louis Magazine, Dec. 2017

Community comes together to welcome refugees in St. Louis Huffington Post, Dec. 2017

If chess grandmasters had a uniform, what would it look like? St. Louis Magazine, Oct. 2017

The creators of Humans of St. Louis teach us how to talk to strangers St. Louis Magazine, Sept. 2017

9 habits of highly selective students St. Louis Magazine, Aug. 2017

How one Kirkwood couple transformed their front yard into an urban farm St. Louis Magazine, Aug. 2017

Meet the St. Louis Blues’ good luck charm, Ari Dougan St. Louis Magazine, April 2017

This 11-year-old is the first national USA Climbing champion from St. Louis St. Louis Magazine, Feb. 2017

In politically charged times, educators are encouraging dialogue St. Louis Magazine, Feb. 2017

How to travel with a kid who hates traveling  The Huffington Post, Jan. 2017

State Auditor Nicole Galloway becomes first woman to give birth while holding a Missouri statewide office  St. Louis Magazine, Jan. 2017

How to expose your kids to different cultures—without leaving St. Louis  St. Louis Magazine, Jan. 2017

Now, more than ever before, college students need to study abroad  The Huffington Post, Dec. 2016

Local artist Dayne Sislen has illustrated 9 children’s books  St. Louis Magazine, Dec. 2016

At school for immigrant students, one art teacher attempts to transcend language  St. Louis Magazine, Nov. 2016

How St. Louis teachers are teaching their students about the election  St. Louis Magazine, Nov. 2016

Kings of the Hill  St. Louis Magazine, Jan 2006

Neighborhoods – Fox Hill  St. Louis Magazine, Nov. 2005

Work with Me

As a freelance writer, I am equally comfortable coming up new ideas or working on an assignment from an editor. I am skilled at adapting to the needs of various publications.

I am available to work on the following projects:

Journalist – Report and write feature articles and blogs on a variety of topics for magazines, newspapers, and websites.

Content Writer (Digital and Print) – Combine my background in research with my love of storytelling to write content for online and print publications.

Editor –  Edit, copyedit, and proofread anything from social media posts to books.

Writing Tutor – Assist students in writing college application essays, college papers, dissertations, resumes, or other assignments. I also have over ten years experience tutoring the English section of ACT/SAT tests.