Freelance Writer and Editor

Baltimore, Maryland


An Abnormal Burden

The antelope-head soup incident is the only time I remember someone forcing me to eat.
Mutha Magazine Link to Story

Why does Japanese culture revere insects?

In Japan, beetles are pets and grasshoppers a delicacy. What's our problem in the West?

Curation Conservation

Feral cats can jump as high as six feet. Juvenile mice can fit through a hole smaller than an aspirin tablet. Stoats move so quickly they can scale an electric fence between high voltage pulses and land on the other side unscathed. We have learned these things by trying to fence these animals out.
New England Review Link to Story

Going Native

A prairie is usually an expanse of undulating grass, but my prairie was too small to undulate.
The Fourth River Link to Story

Pilgrim at Shit Creek

A mother comes to terms with her son's childhood in the urban environment.
High Country News Link to Story


I am a freelance writer and editor with more than a decade of experience reporting for newspapers, magazines, and public radio. I've reported from remote tribal lands in northeastern Montana, a bug zoo in Japan, and the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. I graduated with honors from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where I focused on science and environmental reporting.



  • Fluent in Spanish