I’ve worked as a professional journalist since I graduated magna cum laude from the honors program at American University in 2006. Since 2011, I’ve worked as a professional editor. A few places you’ll see my byline: AuntMinnieEurope.com, The Potrero View, Tiny Buddha, Elephant Journal, and more.

Some of the favorite pieces I’ve written are the following:

Norwegians seek to add clarity to breast screening dispute
An invitation to participate in breast cancer screening reduces cancer death risk by 28%, according to a new study by researchers from Norway and published in BMJ. Mammography screening experts have called the study “thorough,” “accurate,” and “refreshingly free” of hysteria; an accompanying editorial, however, is not, they said. (Read more)

Curiosity drives artist Wanxin Zhang
Wanxin Zhang considers his art to be a question, not an answer. That quiet curiosity is evident not only in his sculptures, but his demeanor.  Zhang’s personality and artist sensibility can likely be attributed to his formative years in China, which coincided with the Cultural Revolution. (Read more)

Why our existence matters: How to beat the existential blues
Sometimes I get in a nihilistic mood and think it doesn’t really matter that I’m alive. Sure, the people in my life would be sad if I was gone, but does my existence itself really mean anything? In the grand scheme of things, I’m a speck, a peon, a flash in the pan of existence. Furthermore, I think of myself as expendable and exchangeable in the sense that if I wasn’t here, someone else would accomplish what is required of me; that the universe would work through someone else. (Read more)

Do you want to know more about me? Or read more writing samples? Feel free to ask!