Until the end of my junior year in college, I wanted to paint houses. By luck, I landed an internship with green parenting magazine, KIWI, and found out that making magazines was a ton of fun. So I put the house painting plans on hold, and, after graduating in 2009, began my career with the publication as a staff writer. I reported on topics ranging from flat head syndrome to raw milk (and practically everything in between) and developed vegetarian recipes. Later, I moved up the ranks to associate editor, and planned and assigned the magazine’s food and lifestyle sections. During my time with KIWI, my feature article on genetically engineered foods received a Gold FOLIO Award, and I served as the main recipe developer for KIWI’s cookbook, Allergy-Friendly Foods for Families.
In November 2012, I left KIWI to pursue recipe developing and writing, mostly about food, nutrition, and health. Since then, I’ve written for Glamour, Redbook, Prevention, Women’s Health, Fitness, Shape, Vegetarian Times, Relish, and others.
One day, I still might do the painting thing. In the meantime, feel free to drop me a line to chat about a story or project.