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 Times, Outside, 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.