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Freelance writer/editor and English teacher

With 10 years of experience as a journalist and communications specialist, I currently write about work/life issues and travel. I have written about health, education, law, and politics in the past. I have published articles in outlets including Chicago Magazine, Doist, Fast Company, Pacific Standard, Huffington Post, Forbes, Law360, and News 21. I've also worked on content projects for a variety of healthcare and public health organizations.  

Currently I live in the Chicago area, where I grew up. I recently returned from seven months teaching English in a town in the southwest of France, and 12 years before that on the East Coast of the United States.

Learn more about my professional history from LinkedIn and my Contently portfolio, and follow me on Instagram and Twitter.

My Story*

*including, what was I doing in France??

In 2018, I decided to make some big changes. I left full-time employment to pursue freelance writing. And I moved to France to teach English at three primary schools in the town of Biscarrosse on the Atlantic Coast.

Far from brownstones and 24-hour bodegas, I enjoyed working with kids, improving my French, getting eight weeks of vacation, surfing a bit, visiting my grandma’s childhood home, earning a WSET 2 in wine and spirits, and experiencing a different lifestyle and culture. Follow my experiences abroad on my blog France & Beyond.

I was born and grew up in Chicago and its near north suburbs and stayed in the area for college, earning a BA in history at Northwestern University. During that time, I had my first immersive experience in French, in a semester study abroad program in Paris. After graduating, I moved to Washington, D.C., for a job with the Federal Trade Commission, realized I didn’t want to go to law school, moved to New York City to get a journalism degree at Columbia University, and stayed in the city for 10 years, just long enough to call myself a New Yorker.

 

 

 

 

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