I’m a freelance writer, editor and journalism trainer based in College Park, Maryland (in the Washington, D.C. area). I recently returned to the U.S. after three years in Guadalajara, Mexico.
My recent projects include a report for the Center for International Media Assistance examining how media development organizations are helping improve the public’s understanding of climate change and other environmental issues by training reporters and citizens; supporting investigations; and creating innovative ways to gather information, present environmental data and engage the public.
I led content development for the Knight International Media Innovators blog for the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). A former director of ICFJ’s International Journalists’ Network (IJNet) and former managing editor of American Journalism Review, I have taught news reporting, writing and digital media skills for organizations including the University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism, the Humphrey Fellowships, the United Nations Environmental Program and ICFJ.
I have lived and worked as a journalist in Mexico City, Ljubljana, Slovenia, and Washington, D.C. I’ve also lived in India and in Belize, where I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer.