FREELANCE WRITER/EDITOR/REPORTER, Present
Writer: Reporter for Newsworks.org, online news initiative from WHYY (PBS/NPR outlet). Contributing writer for Guernica: a Magazine of Art and Politics. Write occasional commentary for Women’s Voices for Change and others . Previous features and news stories have included The Nation, Poets and Writers, the American Bar Association Journal. My book, I Ain’t Marching Anymore: Soldiers Who Dissent, from George Washington to John Murtha, will be published by University of California Press in late 2011.
Editor: Since September 2008 have edited Women’s Voices for Change. Plan editorial calendar; solicit and edit contributed articles; write short blog posts, author interviews and occasional think pieces; maintain a Media Roundup and do overall housekeeping on tailored WordPress template; work to boost traffic via social media and smart positioning.
STAFF WRITER, Community Media/Chelsea Now
Report and write three stories a week for neighborhood weekly, from meeting reports to profiles to investigative pieces. Co-write weekly “Buzz” column. Assist in paper’s final editing stages.
LECTURER/WRITING INSTRUCTOR, City University of New York and Gotham Writers Workshop
Taught nonfiction writing, fiction writing, and expository writing; classes ranged from 10-40 students.
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR CCCO/GI Rights Hotline, San FranciscoNational non-profit organization. Edited and wrote features for quarterly magazine. Pitched stories and worked intensively with media including 60 Minutes, Christian Science Monitor, and 20/20. Appeared as “expert” on TV and radio, including CNN, BBC Radio, CBS News, and ABC News.
M.S. Journalism, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
M.F.A. Literature and Creative Writing, City College of New York
B.A., History and English, Binghamton University
In-Depth Reporting (Second Place, Division IV), New York Newspaper Association February 2008
Community Leader Award, Housing Conservation Coordinators, October 2008
International Peace Research Association Foundation Grant, 2008
Northern Manhattan Arts Association Grant, 2008
Patient Education Information Award, Health Information Resource Ctr 2007
Lynton Book Fellowship 2006
Apex Award,Consumer Health Writing 2005
Fiction: Pushcart Prize (nomination) 2005
Griffin Moore Prize 2002
Jerome Lowell De Jur Prize, 2001
Bellwether Prize (finalist), 2000
References available upon request.