I’m journalist and editor with an appetite for new challenges. I graduated from the University of Southern California magna cum laude in 2014. You can find my work in Mashable, the Huffington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Sacramento Bee, Thrive Market and most recently Time Out.
I’m fascinated by the ever-changing world of online media. I worked in the homepage department at the Los Angeles Times, and have also project managed the development of websites. I wrote and edited Thrive Market’s health and wellness blog, the Thrive Notebook. Currently, I write and edit commerce content for Time Out North America. I realized this interest early in my career, and chose to major in print and study web technologies and applications during my time at USC. This nifty little website is the product of my coding experience.
My curiosity means I’m never bored for very long, and it shows in the variety of experiences I’ve had. In college, I worked as the Editor in Chief, News Editor and the Chief Copy Editor of the Daily Trojan. I have also interned in Governor Jerry Brown's press shop and spent time reporting on state government and politics.
My life goals include being a contestant on "Jeopardy!", meeting Queen Elizabeth II's corgis, and eating as much falafel as humanly possible. I love traveling, cooking (read: eating), and spending time outdoors. I lived in London for a semester, and have explored much of Europe already. Next on my travel bucket list? India or Japan.
- I know an impressive (or slightly horrifying, depending on your perspective) amount of Harry Potter trivia.
- I joined Thrive Market as employee No. 12 when I was 21. Now, the e-commerce company employs more than 500 people.
- Growing up, I dreamed of being an archaeologist—and to this day, I’d love to visit Iran and see the ruins of Persepolis.
- It’s quite possible that I’m the biggest fan of the Great British Baking Show outside of the United Kingdom.
- I’ve thrown several parties themed around P. Diddy, also known as Puff Daddy, also known as Diddy, also known as Sean Combs.
- I tap danced for 15 years, and though I’m out of practice, I can probably still pull off a mean cramp roll.