She grew up in Southern California before attending Northwestern University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and MFA in creative nonfiction. She also played softball for the Wildcats and co-founded a company to coach female athletes around the country. Her work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Time Out Chicago and more. She currently lives in Joshua Tree.
We reviewed rape statistics surrounding Coachella, Stagecoach. Here’s what we found, The Desert Sun, 2019
Emilio Estevez talking the talk, walking the walk for passion project 'The Public', The Desert Sun, 2019
As Joshua Tree tourism booms, nearby creatives are looking to serve high desert locals, DESERT magazine, 2018
Is the Instagram generation filtering Joshua Tree's true character? DESERT magazine, 2017
Desert homesteads abandoned, not forgotten, DESERT magazine, 2016
Bighorn sheep are dying in the California desert, and experts aren't sure why, The Desert Sun, 2019
As California fires rage, Idyllwild residents seek to protect their town – and forest, DESERT magazine, 2018
Dispatches from Standing Rock, DESERT magazine, 2017
An incense burner for Darth Vader? Ceramicist Jonathan Cross is inspired by ’80s sci-fi, DESERT magazine, 2018
What would Noah Purifoy do? DESERT magazine, 2017
Desert X artist from Coachella Valley in search of beauty, DESERT magazine, 2017
FOOD & DRINK
Palm Springs' hottest bar is in the most unexpected of places, The Desert Sun, 2018
Rebel wine lovers are uncorking a new kind of vino in Palm Springs, DESERT magazine, 2018
A girl and her dog: How an ailing 'rescue' pet saved my struggling soul, The Desert Sun, 2019
Sound bath a 'transformative' experience, DESERT magazine, 2017
If you’d like to learn more, I discussed my reading and writing life on the podcast Open Book. I’ve also talked about Joshua Tree tourism on KPCC and persistence in the face of adversity on Lady Lead. I launched an events membership for DESERT magazine, and it was highlighted by INMA. Plus, I discussed the coaching company I co-founded, Be The Momentum, with Fastpitch News. As an athlete, I was interviewed about my playing career by Northwestern Magazine, OC Register, Champion Magazine and the NCAA.
I’m also a coach for the Coachella Valley Storytellers Project, and I told my story of moving to the desert for the series.