FEATURE ARTICLES, GUEST COLUMNS AND OP-EDS (I’ve written too many to offer an exhaustive list, but here are some of which I am particularly proud. To view a comprehensive clearinghouse of my clips, please visit my Contently profile):
How Childhood Adversities Impact Adult Health, The Colorado Trust
Chronic pain: The “invisible” disability, Harvard Health Blog
Special Housing Feature: Eight Isn’t Enough, DIG Boston
My Brother’s Keeper – The Fix
Affordable Housing Voucher Payments Don’t Match Rental Costs, The Colorado Trust
I don’t want to date older men. Why don’t they get the message? Washington Post
How Real Cheese Made Its Comeback, The Atlantic
All Pain Is Not Equal, Relief News (Harvard University-based media site)
How Gentrification Puts Creative Urbanites in a Bind, Alternet, funded by the Economic Hardship Reporting Project
A Police Chief Fights Drugs with Empathy, The Guardian
Salem Power Plant Sparks Electric Debate, Al-Jazeera America
America’s Shameful Dog Discrimination, The New York Daily News
Toxic Tampons, Salon
Why Environmentalists Should Care about Pet Euthanasia, Earth Island Journal
Climate-Conscious Ranching: Is Free-Range Really Better Than Feedlots?, InsideClimateNews.com
Why Is the Media Afraid to Tackle Livestock’s Role in Climate Change?, InsideClimateNews.com
FIJI Water and the Vatukoula Dump, Z Magazine (reprinted in Mother Jones online)
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Noctua Review – Music (p. 48)
Stone Highway Review – October & Fever Dreams (pp. 37 & 38)
Wilderness House Literary Review – A Poem for Uncle, Tangles, Nature & The Mercy of Eyelids
Fox Chase Review – Hair
Medulla Review – RED & Rhythmless
Naugatuck River Review – What Tea Can’t Cure (pp. 86 & 87)
Amethyst Arsenic – Conversation With My Pen & Clam Poem
Ibbetson Street – Wish for an Aspiring Herpetologist
Gin Bender – For My Mother & Devils
A Comparative Rhetorical Analysis of US and UK Newspaper Coverage of the Correlation Between
Livestock Production and Climate Change – Proceedings of the 10th Biennial
Conference on Communication and the Environment, or COCE (pp. 246-255)
**I attended COCE through a grant I was awarded by my graduate school, UVM.
Accolades and Accomplishments:
I was recently awarded a full scholarship to attend the Salty Quill, a private retreat for women writers conducted at a private island off the coast of Maine (unfortunately, last minute logistics interfered with me being able to attend). I was also awarded a full scholarship to attend the November 2015 BinderCon in NYC, a professional development conference for women and gender nonconforming writers. In May 2015, I was selected for an environmental journalism fellowship through the Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting to travel to the 2015 National Adaptation Forum on Climate Change in St. Louis, Missouri and attend the two-day Metcalf seminar on “Climate Change and the News.” In October 2013, I received training through The Op-Ed Project on a scholarship as well.
Other Writing Work:
I’ve done a fair amount of writing, editing, and fact checking as an independent contractor for businesses, nonprofits and individuals.
Currently, I am a regular contributor to Relief News, a news site dedicated to the topic of pain and run through Harvard Medical School’s NeuroDiscovery Center. I am also a contracted with Harvard Medical School’s Global Education department.
In the past, I worked as the lead researcher and writer for the Union of Concerned Scientists’ Climate Hotmap project, which interfaces with Google Earth to show how different parts of the world have been, and will continue to be, impacted by climate change. Other clients of mine have included the Valor Water Analytics, Green Education Foundation, Eartheaded, Root Cause and the Center for Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Vermont. I worked as an editor for one of the earlier drafts of the forthcoming memoir by Harvey Mudd III, who is the grandson of Harvey Seeley Mudd, one of the initial investors in the Cyprus Mine Corporation and the namesake of Harvey Mudd College.
From 2010 till 2013, I had a blog called Writing for Survival that was about “sustainability, social justice and scraping by as a scribe” that got a fair amount of readers and was picked up in other outlets, including Wolf Song of Alaska. Feel free to check out some of those posts.