I have more than 20 years of experience working in strategic communications and as a health, science, and technology writer and editor.
I have given presentations on effective communications at EDUCAUSE's national conference; at the TechConnect conference for IT professionals; to leaders in UW Information Technology; to occupational safety and health professionals at the The Northwest Center for Occupational Health & Safety; and public health professionals at the Northwest Institute for Public Health Practice Summer Institute. I also delivered an annual undergraduate seminar on visual storytelling and mentored budding science writers.
My work has received awards from the Society for Technical Communication and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
I also write human interest profiles and features, narrative and creative nonfiction, immersive journalism, and travel features. My work has been published in the Spokesman-Review, Seattle Weekly, Wanderlust, Readers Digest UK, Assignment Magazine, Aôthen Magazine, To Japan With Love and To Nepal With Love published by ThingsAsian Press, Seasons published by Whimsical Press, City Arts Magazine, Quest Magazine, and A Cup of Comfort for a Better World. I won third place in Transition's Abroad Narrative Travel Writing Contest and second place in nonfiction at the Write on the Sound conference.
I am insatiably curious about other places and people. I love learning languages (and have studied and spoken at one time or another: French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Nepalese, and Hungarian). I love to travel and write about places near and far.
I have a master's degree in English and completed a certificate in Fiction Writing from the University of Washington.