I currently make my professional home at West Wing Writers—a progressive speechwriting and strategy firm, where I write for some of the biggest names in politics, philanthropy, and media.
I spent more than a decade as a journalist, which took me many places: inside a pot bust in a military helicopter, a marriage mended by a billboard, plus a whole lot of legislative proposals, budget documents, and heated board meetings. My work has appeared in The Atlantic, Columbia Journalism Review, Washington City Paper, The New Republic and Pacific Standard, among others. Most of it can be found here.
I’ve also worked as an ice skating instructor, Ann Taylor Loft sales associate, journalism camp counselor, and community college writing instructor. From 2019 to 2020, I served as a senior communications advisor for Rep. Pramila Jayapal. All of these jobs provided an education in diplomacy and power that you can’t get writing behind a computer screen.
My commercial fiction manuscript, MOVEMENT POLITICS, is a The Devil Wears Prada-treatment of progressives on Capitol Hill. It was selected for a workshop with Jennifer Close at Catapult.
I live in NW DC with my husband and—hopefully soon—a mischievous canine.