My freelance work has been published or is forthcoming in The Guardian, National Geographic, Longreads, Atlas Obscura, Johns Hopkins Magazine, Belt, Chesapeake Bay Magazine, Blue Ridge Outdoors, Baltimore Style, AAA's Home & Away, and more. My literary nonfiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and published in Entropy, the Common, Camas, Cagibi, Brevity's Nonfiction Blog, Potomac Review, Little Patuxent Reviewand elsewhere. I am currently working as a collaborator on two books about the refugee experience in America.

I earned a BA in English and an MA in Professional Writing and before I was a full-time freelancer, I held various positions in non-profit and government communications (and waited a lot of tables). I have taught composition, research writing, and business writing at a number of Midwestern institutions and I am presently an adjunct professor of writing at the University of Maryland Global Campus.

If I'm in charge, I like to write about compelling people, affordable travel, and the outdoors. If you're in charge, I'll write about whatever you want.