I am a writer, digital content specialist, and performer. My work has been published in Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, Women’s Health, Bustle, Paste, and more.
My writing work typically focuses on the topics of health, the arts, education, and culture.
I started out as a music journalist, interviewing artists such as Terri Lyne Carrington, Blues Traveler, Fiction Plane, Karmin, Clint Mansell, and The Office star Creed Bratton. I also covered press for tours including Janelle Monae, The Police, She & Him, Muse, and Kimbra. You may find some of these pieces in my 2013 Musician Career Profiles Project here.
Random nuggets of About Me that may help you understand who I am and what I am all about:
I play the drums in a jazz-noir rock band, Savoir Faire.
I love playing Name That Tune. In fact, I auditioned for a Name That Tune show and went on to final rounds with casting directors and, by golly, it was so darn easy. I mean, come on, throw in some Dimmu Borgir or The Avalanches…Bread, something! Alas, it was being produced more on the lines of reality TV, which is absolutely not my jam. I’m not willing to ham myself up in a fake way. I’d rather be myself and not be on TV than be fake for lots of money.
I once won an essay scholarship. Topic? Telecommunications in the future. My subject? Teleportation in Star Trek and quantum physics.
I’ve lived in Boston for over a decade, and New England has always been my home. The only time I’ve been in Fenway Park was for filming a scene in a movie. The only time I’ve been to Gillette Stadium was for a Yogathon.
I tried to shave my eyebrows off when I was about six years old. In my defense, I thought Bert from Sesame Street was my dad the first time I watched the show. Yeah.
I went to Emerson College as a broadcast journalism major, but then switched to production and media arts. I graduated in 2009 with a degree in media production and a minor focus on music. I felt like I wanted to learn something new at the time and wanted to write on my own. I guess that turned out pretty well!
My Kevin Bacon number is two; I worked on a film for one day with an actor who then worked on a film with Kevin Bacon. If we’re being more strict and only counting people we know…I lived with an actor who was in a TV show with Sarah Jessica Parker, who was in Footloose with Kevin Bacon. All of matters less than the fact that I haven’t eaten bacon in over a decade. It is, however, worth a chuckle. Fancy that!
Speaking of fancy, I wore a fanny pack that was designed to look like a tabby cat for every day of first grade. I kept my lunch money in it. Yes, someone stole my lunch money once. My sister had a semi-matching one that looked like a bright blue Wiener-Dog. It’s a wonder I ever had my lunch money.
I like to organize and manage things.
I don’t wear my hair like this anymore, though, so some things do change.