About Me

10689895_10205458745007613_2460855906385267685_n-1I’m a  journalist whose work has run the gamut from TV reporter in Reno, Nevada to military blogger for National Public Radio. I now write personal essays for publications like xoJane, Bustle, and Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Until recently, I was the author of Home Post, one of NPR’s inaugural “Argo” blogs. During my tenure, Home Post was known to garner more than 100,000 page views per month, and was mentioned in the New York Times, BBC.com, Huffington Post, Fox News, and the Daily Mail.

I’ve also contributed to MentalFloss.com, a history and trivia website that gets 8 million hits a month and was named one of the 50 best websites by Time magazine. And my radio features have aired nationally on the NPR programs “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”

I have had extensive experience appearing on live television. I was a reporter for Capitol Television News Service in Sacramento from 1998-2000, and a general assignment reporter for KOLO-TV in Reno from 2000-2002.

I was born, raised, and educated in the Golden State. I’ve had a lifelong passion for U.S. history, and California history in particular. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in American History from the University of California, San Diego. I’m a member of the California Historical Society, the San Francisco Historical Society, and a sponsor of the Women’s History Museum in San Diego.