For nearly two decades, I have contributed original narrative reporting to US and international publications and broadcast outlets.



Freelance  •  Reporter/Editor/Producer
St. Louis, MO; Atlanta, GA & Baltimore, MD  •  2005-present
Am contributing stories, essays, photos, and multimedia to national and local outlets, including:  Esquire, This American Life, The Christian Science Monitor, Nightline, Marketplace, The Boston Globe Magazine, Grist, Mother Earth News, Longshot!, WABE-Atlanta Public Radio, and WYPR-Baltimore Public Radio. Also edited Acts of Witness, the magazine of the Ochberg Society for Trauma Journalism, and created “Little Bill Clinton,” an award-winning experiment in real-time, narrative storytelling that I designed and reported for The Christian Science Monitor.

Der Spiegel •  Visiting Reporter
Hamburg, Germany  •  2006-2007
Covered US troops in Germany for Europe’s largest news magazine while one of 20 Robert Bosch Foundation fellows.

International Reporting Project  •  Fellow
Almaty, Kazakhstan  •  2005
Investigated nuclear testing in the former USSR while one of eight reporters sponsored by Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.

The Christian Science Monitor •  Staff Writer
Boston, MA  •  2001-2004
Reported, wrote, edited, and shot photos for news and feature stories, editorials, opinion columns, book reviews and travel pieces from across the US for Boston-based national daily newspaper, and produced audio for its website.  Covered the 10th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide for the Monitor, the Houston Chronicle and KUOW-Seattle.

Freelance  •  Reporter/Producer
Seattle, WA  •  2000
Contributed radio work to This American Life, Voice of America, KUOW-Seattle and WNYC-New York.  Also co-produced three stories by writer David Sedaris for National Public Radio’s Morning Edition.

This American Life •  Intern
Chicago, IL  •  2000
Produced stories and promos and screened pitches for Public Radio International’s hit documentary show.

KUOW-Seattle Public Radio  •  Intern
Seattle, WA  •  1999-2000
Reported from the World Trade Organization demonstrations and contributed daily spot news to Puget Sound’s National Public Radio affiliate.



Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Grant, 2011
American Society of Journalists and Authors Honorable Mention, 2011
International Award for Solidarity with Refugees, 2010
American Society of Journalists and Authors Award, 2010
Livingston Award Finalist, 2009
National Award for Education Reporting, 2009
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Grant, 2009
National Award for Education Reporting, 2008
Online Media Marketing & Advertising Award, 2008
German Marshall Fund’s Peter R. Weitz Young Journalist Award, 2008
Nieman Narrative Conference Scholarship, 2008
Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship, 2006-2007
International Reporting Project Fellowship, 2005
National Award for Education Reporting, 2001
Philip M. Hicks Prize for Literary Criticism, 1998
Swarthmore Foundation Fellowships, 1998 & 1996



La Clínica del Pueblo
Designer & Leader, Writing workshop series for bilingual staff
Washington, D.C. • Fall 2011

Kansas State University’s A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Guest speaker, “Audio and Video Production”
September 2011

Emory University’s “Anthropology of Childhood”
Guest Speaker, “Attachment and love”
Atlanta, GA • March 2010

2010 Northwestern University Conference on Human Rights
Panelist, “Perpetuating Forces”
Evanston, IL • January 2010

2009 AJC Decatur Book Festival
Speaker,  “Mostly Online News”
Decatur, GA • September 2009

Harvard University Center on the Developing Child
Contributor, “The Science of Learning, Behavior & Health”
Spring 2009

2008 Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference
Presenter, The International Community School example
Decatur, GA • October 2008

VOX Teen Communications
Journalism Coordinator, Summer program for young journalists
Atlanta, GA • Summer 2007

Missouri Scholars Academy, Missouri School of Journalism
Journalism Teacher, Summer program for gifted teens
Columbia, MO • Summers 2004 & 2005

Citizen Schools
Cofounder & Leader, The Christian Science Monitor mentoring project
Boston, MA • 2002-2004



Swarthmore College •  BA, English & Creative Writing
Swarthmore, PA  • 1994-1998

Trinity College, University of Dublin
Dublin, Ireland  •  1996-1997



French & German  •  QuarkCopyDesk  •  iPhoto & ImageBrowser  •  Soundslides Plus, iMovie & FinalCut Express  •  WordPress & TypePad  •  Pro Tools & GarageBand  •  Hostile Environments and Emergency First Aid Training, 2005


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