I'm a Massachusetts native, my childhood was spent in Europe, I lived in New York City for ten years, and I now reside in Mexico City. My early years abroad sparked a passionate interest in international affairs, leading to a master’s degree in journalism and Latin American studies from New York University and a career covering global issues as a writer, editor, and photographer.
For more than half a decade, my work has focused on digital media. As the editor-in-chief of AS/COA Online, the website of the Americas Society and Council of the Americas, I direct the editorial team and oversee online operations that encompass social media, livestreaming, podcasting, and video production. During my tenure, I've managed two relaunches of as-coa.org; in 2007, I oversaw its move from a site built using software discontinued four years earlier to a custom-built platform and, in 2012, I managed a strategic redesign on Drupal that earned sponsorship for AS/COA's webcasting.
Prior to joining AS/COA in 2007, I covered Asia as website staff writer for the Council on Foreign Relations. While there, I managed production of an interactive guide to the North Korean nuclear crisis that helped CFR.org’s Crisis Guide series win a 2007 Knight-Batten Award for Innovations in Journalism.
As a writer and editor, I've covered a range of topics, including Mexican elections, Turkish women’s rights, Pakistani tribal areas, and China’s environmental crisis. My writing has appeared in The Boston Globe, World Politics Review, and on NYTimes.com. My photography has been published in ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America; The New York Times and NYTimes.com; Letras Libres; a textbook series; and in promotional materials for Elderhostel, the Discover America Brazil Foundation, and musical groups.