I was born in Paris, but grew up mostly in New York and Miami, the oldest of five kids. After graduating from the University of Virginia in 1998, I headed to Australia as a backpacker with dreams of breaking into journalism and writing for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. I spent the first year working odd jobs and later enrolled in a master's program at University of Technology, Sydney. Soon after, I landed my first job working as a reporter for the Olympic village newspaper during the games.
Over the next decade, I ended up moving continents four times and working for various publications -- The Miami Herald, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, London's Gas Matters Today and the Australian Jewish News.
I also had a two-year stint as an English teacher with the Fulbright English Teaching Program in Quito, Ecuador.
More recently, I took on a new role working as a television researcher within the factual department of Australia's number one television network, Seven Network Limited.
In 2013, I permanently relocated to the US, and now live with my husband and two kids in a white farmhouse we built ourselves in Chapel Hill, NC.
Please feel free to contact me anytime about stories or other work at firstname.lastname@example.org.