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Freelance Writer and Contributor — Fast Company, Freelance
Covers:  travel, technology government policy, entertainment, arts and culture, technology privacy, technology security, technology culture, social media, start-ups

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I've worked in print, online, radio, everything but TV. I've also managed Twitter accounts for news organizations.

I respect the web, for its reach, and use social media as a platform, but marry those skills with the traditional journalism background of real writing and reporting.

I'm a graduate of Pitzer College (BA in creative writing) and have a master's in journalism from Syracuse University.

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For Marketplace Radio Journalists, Midnight Is When the Workday Begins - Los Angeles Arts - Publi...

For Marketplace Radio Journalists, Midnight Is When the Workday Begins - Los Angeles Arts - Publi...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Travel writer.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes.

How is social media changing news?

Social media has become the news. It's moved beyond a platform to share information to become one of the "news" topic of the last few years.

Richard Branson On Space Travel, Leadership, Drugs And Date Night

playboy.com — Playboy Conversation When Virgin America offers you a seat aboard one of its jets, you scream "Yes!"-even if the flight's heading to Denver instead of Necker Island. Virgin founder Richard Branson is worth several billion, his company has expanded by 20 percent in the last year and he recently unveiled a spaceship that he claims will soon allow for Jetsons-like vacations.

PTTOW: The secret celebrity summit that’s trying to improve the world

PTTOW: The secret celebrity summit that’s trying to improve the world
washingtonpost.com — RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CALIF. - Sophia Amoruso tilted a bottle of dry white wine, cautiously filled a long-stemmed glass, brought the drink to her powdered lips, and then, with her free hand, angled her iPhone's camera and snapped. "Can this thing go any faster?"

VR Art: Relax, Rejuvenate, and Refresh

VR Art: Relax, Rejuvenate, and Refresh
smashd.co — Kevin Mack has spent years mixing technology and art. The man worked for decades as a visual effects magician, conjuring up worlds for Hollywood films like The Fifth Element and , even winning an Oscar in 1999 for his creations in What Dreams May Come .

What It’s Like Being Black In The Startup World

Cuban Web Entrepreneur Endures a Murky Status

Cuban Web Entrepreneur Endures a Murky Status
technologyreview.com — Hiram Centelles, the 31-year-old cofounder of Revolico, a Craigslist-style marketplace and classified advertising hub for Cuba, has spent the last seven years 4,617 miles from Havana, in Córdoba, Spain. Advertising, operating a business without a government-issued license, selling anything outside of state-run stores-it's all illegal in Cuba.

A live tech talk with Richard Branson at 30,000 feet

A live tech talk with Richard Branson at 30,000 feet
technewsi.altervista.org — Richard Branson is taking to the skies for the inaugural flight of a new route, from SFO to Denver, in the hopes of linking a nascent tech community in the Mile High City with an established one in Silicon Valley. Read More

A live tech talk with Richard Branson at 30,000 feet

A live tech talk with Richard Branson at 30,000 feet
techcrunch.com — In the early 1980s, a 20-something Richard Branson started Virgin America with a few thousand dollars, a chartered plane, and a hastily scribbled sign. Like many startup founders, Branson was compelled by both necessity and a personal connection-at the time he was stuck in Puerto Rico, waiting for a flight to the British Virgin Islands, a flight that would be canceled because of a lack of passengers.

Hemmed in by highways, mountain lions may get their own bridge

Hemmed in by highways, mountain lions may get their own bridge
nzherald.co.nz — By Adam Popescu I got the text just before 1pm: a location, 39 miles away, that in this city's traffic would take two hours to reach by car. The text came from a National Park Service biologist, and the location was where to meet for a mountain lion capture.

Wildlife bridge over 10-lane freeway could be the last chance to save California’s mountain lions

Wildlife bridge over 10-lane freeway could be the last chance to save California’s mountain lions
news.nationalpost.com — LOS ANGELES - I got the text just before 1 p.m.: a location, 39 miles away, that in this city's traffic would take two hours to reach by car. The text came from a National Park Service biologist, and the location was where to meet for a mountain lion capture.

Hemmed in by highways, mountain lions may get their own bridge (+video)

Hemmed in by highways, mountain lions may get their own bridge (+video)
heralddemocrat.com — LOS ANGELES - I got the text just before 1 p.m.: a location, 39 miles away, that in this city's traffic would take two hours to reach by car. The text came from a National Park Service biologist, and the location was where to meet for a mountain lion capture.
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May 04, 2016

1:34 am and the sun is still out in Barrow. Unreal.

May 02, 2016

A taste of what we're hunting in the tundra (w/my DSLR), the majestic snowy owl. Shot yesterday just outside of town pic.twitter.com/W38XEMMYwG

May 02, 2016

...330 miles N of the Arctic Circle,the northern most town in the US where life revolves around subsistence whaling. pic.twitter.com/LaeaTTI70M

Apr 20, 2016

RT @fimoculous: Be thankful you are living in the Golden Age of thinking this is the Golden Age of Journalism.

Apr 19, 2016

RT @Kurt_Vonnegut: I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is."


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