I am a freelance writer who specializes in profiling strange places, interesting people and innovative ways of doing business.
Approximately half of the work I do focuses on the human interest sector—namely folks with amazing projects, weird travel destinations and celebrity interviews. My writing credentials in that arena include articles for Wired Magazine, Playboy.com, Discover Magazine, New York Magazine’s Vulture blog, The A.V. Club, Black Book Magazine Online, Hemispheres Magazine, Delta Sky Magazine and the Chicago Sun-Times. If your journalistic tastes fall in the realm of urban farming revolutions, clown-themed strip clubs or finding out how Jessica Walter of Arrested Development fame discovered that people sell sexual favors on Craigslist, feel free to peruse my human interest portfolio right over here.
The other half of my work focuses on personal finance journalism with a heavy concentration on college planning. I am the author of “Virginia Colleges 101,” one of the first state-specific financial aid guidebooks in the country, and have published finance-related pieces in Entrepreneur Magazine, Bankrate.com, Msn.com, Aol.com, Virginia Business Magazine and CollegeBound Teen Magazine.
My work has also been syndicated to Yahoo! Finance, Cnbc.com, the Miami Herald, the Seattle Times, Money Watch, ABC News, Today.com and Careerbuilder.com. I have contributed pieces to more than 20 college guidebooks and in 2007, I was awarded first place in Business and Financial Writing in the Specialty Publications category at the Virginia Press Association’s annual news contest for a collection of articles that included pieces on young CEOs and those behind Wal-Mart’s advertising campaign. If you’re investigating student loans for kindergarteners, the havoc high fees can wreak on your retirement account or profiles of 50 kickass mom entrepreneurs, head over to my finance portfolio.
In the few hours that I’m not writing, I travel. In 2009, my boyfriend and I became permanent travelers. We basically live out of two suitcases each, work from home and move to a different destination every few months. Our awesome dog comes too.
Celebrity Interview for Time Out Chicago
Chris Rock dishes on his first documentary.
Time Out Chicago cover story
Someone’s got to clean up after the city’s critters. From carcass artists to excrement experts, these Chicagoans work on the wild side.
Travel article for Hemispheres Magazine
They know who you are, how old you are and what you want to buy. But will the new targeted marketing devices actually drive sales?
Science piece for DISCOVER Magazine
In Chicago’s meatpacking district, developer John Edel hopes to reinvent the urban food supply with a $4 million, four-story indoor produce and fish farm called The Plant.
Babble’s salute to moms brave enough to air their best and worst parenting moments over the internet.