I am a writer and editor whose articles and essays have been published by The Atlantic online, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Millions, The New York Times, Outside, Orion, Time-Life Books, The Rumpus, The Verge, and The Writer, among others. My stories have been described as “amazing” and “epic” (Adrian Chen, The New Yorker); “devastating” (Garance Franke-Ruta, Yahoo Politics and News); “important” (Maria Popova, Brainpickings); and “beautiful.” (Madupe Labode, historian). They have been funded by The Investigative Fund, anthologized in numerous collections, and covered by such outlets as BuzzFeed, Esquire, the LA Times, Longreads, NBC News Today, NPR’s On Point, MTV, Slate, and ThinkProgress, among many others.
For more than a decade, I worked as an editor and publisher, and was the founding editor and publisher of the award-winning magazine Outdoors. I am now an editor at large to the journal Appalachia. The daughter of activists, I grew up in and outside Boston. I’ve worked in a newsroom, and also a barn, a disco, a bar, and an embassy. I’ve waited tables and cleaned houses and climbed glaciers, and, for a couple years, lived in Paris, Strasbourg, and Marseille, France. I have a BA in French literature, from Boston College,
and an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts, where I am a reader for the journal Hunger Mountain.