About

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I am a writer and editor focusing on technology, health, and gender. My articles and essays have been published by The Atlantic online, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Literary Hub, The Millions, The New York TimesOrion, Time-Life Books, The Rumpus, The Verge, The Writer, and others. I am a reporter for The Investigative Fund, a 2017 Logan Nonfiction Fellow, and a 2017 Mirror Award winner, and also the founding editor and publisher of the award-winning magazine AMC Outdoors and an editor-at-large to the journal Appalachia. My stories have been anthologized in numerous collections and covered by such outlets as BuzzFeed, Longreads, NBC News Today, NPR, MTV, MediaShift, and ThinkProgress.

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.