My freelance work has appeared in The Guardian, National Geographic, Longreads, WIRED, Atlas Obscura, Johns Hopkins Magazine, Belt, Chesapeake Bay Magazine, Blue Ridge Outdoors, Baltimore Style, 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 Review, and elsewhere. I am currently working as a collaborator on a memoir about growing up gay in the Middle East and the refugee experience in America, forthcoming on Penguin Random House.
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.