In my high school senior yearbook, I predicted my future with a Monty Python quote: “And now for something completely different.” Since growing up in D.C., I’ve lived in Ohio, Colorado, and Utah. I’ve broken my foot in Bolivia and gotten lost in Indonesia. I’ve worked as a waitress at a dude ranch resort and sipped coffee at the Turkish Ministry of Forestry.
After a few years running a small sustainability-focused nonprofit, I committed to becoming a writer. I co-authored a guide for teens whose parents have cancer, worked as the a senior editor of a food magazine, and taught writing to Pakistani graduate students and professors through the University of Utah’s U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water.
As a freelance writer, I’ve told stories of my first ice climbing competition, the snow-packed Run Through Time marathon, former CO Governor John Hickenlooper’s brewing history, and why my spirituality is inspired by Carl Sagan.