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"When we talk about window ledges, we should talk about window ledges and not bring the prospects of [hu]mankind into it."                                                                                                                                                                            —Vaclav Havel

I am an Oakland, Calif.-based writer, editor, and communications consultant. I hail from Toronto, Canada, which is to say I'm really, really nice. Keanu, The Weeknd and, yes, even Bieber are amazing and I won't hear otherwise. I am a stickler for clarity, substance, focus, concision, and writing that can break through the noise. I am a nemesis of unnecessary words, digressive asides, and repetition.


My past or current clients include the president & CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, dean of the Boston University School of Law, CEO of Girls Who Code, and actor Alfre Woodard. In 2019, I wrote a TED Talk that garnered more than two million views in its first week and helped my client win a prestigious MacArthur "genius" award. As a journalist, my articles have been published in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and more. My profile of the head of the largest nurses' union in the country during the COVID-19 pandemic helped earn her a place on Time Magazine's list of "100 Most Influential People of 2020." 

In my previous life, I worked extensively in the global health space, including as part of a team that negotiated drug prices for the treatment of HIV/AIDS in low-income settings. I hold a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where I studied economic and political development with a minor in international media and communications. While there, I served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of International Affairs, the first academic journal of its kind.

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