writer | editor

Hi! I’m an award-winning writer and editor based in Chicago. 

I am the person people come to when they need language – a fix for a tricky situation or a quick profile done well. I specialize in higher education writing, from thoughtful interviews with department heads to a student story about why they love a college. If you need a profile on deadline, complicated research simplified or anything else you hope to translate, I’m here to help.

My clients include The University of Chicago, Loyola University Chicago, Beloit College and Duke University. I’ve written newsletters, blogs, annual reports and case studies for major corporations and institutions. As an editor, I’ve fielded a team of freelancers and managed an editorial calendar.

I’m a journalist who has worked for two decades across the country, building a unique skillset interviewing farmers in rural Missouri and partiers in New York City. My work appears in dozens of publications, including the Chicago Tribune, The New York Times and Chicago magazine. I was a Livingston Award finalist, and I’ve received fellowships from the National Institutes of Health and Carter Center for reporting on topics like women’s health.

I live with my family in Chicago, where I am often on a lake walk and always taking book recommendations.