I am a St. Louis-based writer who writes on a variety of topics including local and global social issues, education, arts and culture, and travel. I’ve interviewed and written about refugees, politicians, professional athletes, artists, educators, researchers, horticulturists, scientists, physicians, architects, and designers. I’ve found that everyone has a story.

I come to writing with a background in qualitative research and am especially interested in how people make sense of their lived experiences. My dissertation and subsequent research focuses on girls’ education, specifically the role of formal and informal programs in overcoming existing barriers to education.

Though I left my academic job in 2018 to write full-time, I still teach several classes each year.

In addition to my writing, I have given talks at universities and conferences all over the world. I am available for writing and speaking opportunities. If interested in learning more, please contact me at