About

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I am a writer and editor whose articles and essays have been published by The Atlantic online, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Literary Hub, The Millions, The New York TimesOutside, Orion, Time-Life Books, The Rumpus, The Verge, and The Writer, among others. My stories have been backed by The Investigative Fund, supported by a Wellstone Center writing residency, anthologized in numerous collections, and covered by such outlets as BuzzFeed, Longreads, NBC News Today, NPR, MTV, MediaShift, and ThinkProgress, among others.

I am the founding editor and publisher of the award-winning magazine, Outdoors, for the Appalachian Mountain Club, an editor at large to the journal Appalachia, a 2016 Google-Knight Foundation Newsgeist invitee, and a 2017 Mirror Award Finalist. 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 ice-falls, and, for a couple years, lived in Paris, Strasbourg, and Marseille, France. I have a BA in French literature and an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts, where I am a reader for the journal Hunger Mountain.