I’m a versatile and dynamic Paris-based writer/editor/journalist specializing in France, travel, features, culture, human rights, and international news.
I’ve written for Newsweek, Agence France-Presse, Billboard, Santa Barbara Magazine, Link TV, The Chicago Reader, Bustle.com, and Northstar Travel Media, among other outlets. I’m also the current Paris correspondent for The Daily Beast, covering everything from terrorism to art expos to features to politics.
I have appeared on CNN International and Al Jazeera English, and I’m a frequent panel guest on France 24’s “The World This Week.”
I received a Bachelor’s degree in Film Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Certificat de Langue Française from the Sorbonne IV. I completed a Master’s degree in journalism at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, with a concentration in Magazine Publishing. I also attended the Squaw Valley Community of Writer’s in 2015, which gave me the needed shot in the arm to start my first novel.
When I’m not working, I like exploring my adopted city and getting lost in other European capitals, as well as studying languages and photography, reading, savoring a cup of French chocolat chaud, shopping for vintage clothing (1920s-era party dresses and Hermès scarves from the 1970s especially!) embarking on the odd sky diving or paragliding mission, and skiing at Lake Tahoe.
Before moving to Paris, I lived in Sweden, Denmark, Greece, and in various U.S. cities. I’ve also traveled in about 25 countries and I hope to travel to 100 more before I die or get too old to move.