Here you are. You're wondering who I am, what I'm all about. (I get it. It's the About page.) Here's a snapshot:
I'm an award-winning writer and former New York Times Institute for Journalism fellow. My work has appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, The New York Times, Travel + Leisure, The Huffington Post, Anthony Bourdain's Roads & Kingdoms, Time Out New York, Budget Travel, Gayot, Fathom Away and many others.
I've published nearly 300 original pieces ranging from reviews to profiles to features, some of which have been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, French and Greek. Whether witnessing a daedong gut (shamanic ritual) on South Korea's Yangtze Island or eating the tongue-numbing jambú plant from the Amazon forests of Brazil, exploring this planet and our shared humanity is my driving journalistic force.
One of my favorite writing posts was as U.S. delegate to the Association international des critiques de théâtre, a UNESCO-B NGO, covering performing arts across Asia, Scandinavia, Eastern & Western Europe and North America.
I'm a Jerome Foundation grant recipient and winner of the NJ Press Foundation award for arts and entertainment/critical writing.
I hold a Master's degree in Global Strategic Communications from Georgetown University and Bachelor's in Spanish from Rutgers University.
I'm based in Brooklyn, NY.