About

Hi there! I am a nonfiction writer whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in Ecotone, The Believer, The Oxford American, The Kenyon Review, The Guardian, The Rumpus, The Morning News, The Millions, and elsewhere. It has also been featured on Longreads, Longform.org, and 99% Invisible, and I've been a fellow at the Ucross Foundation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Edward F. Albee Foundation. My subjects tend to focus on the relationships between people and the places they call "home". Right now, I am starting a series of essays about water in the United States and how, in the tradition of the old Narcissus myth, the ways in which we interact with it tell us about who we are. I taught writing for five years at Sweet Briar College and for two years at Columbia University. Between teaching stints, I worked as a radio producer, first for the podcast "BackStory with the American History Guys" and then with the NPR program "Fresh Air with Terry Gross." I have a B.A. in English from Dartmouth College and an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing from Columbia University. If you are looking for editing services, I am here to help! Please visit my Services page for more information on what I offer and how to get in touch.