I’m an editor, journalist, author, storyteller, social media and content strategist, and native New Yorker who has always had the unreasonable notion that I can help change the world.

My greatest passion is writing inspiring stories about charities, social good, nonprofits, social issues, animal rescue, mental health, and recovery, though I also write about the lighter things in life, like food, wellness, and culture.

My bylines can be found in over 50 publications including:

The New York Times,  Salon,  Glamour,  The New York Observer,  InStyle, BuzzFeed, VICE, Women’s Health, Teen Vogue, Newsday,  Forbes, Thrillist, HEALTH,  Gothamist,  Huffington Post,  Bustle,  Newsweek, xoJane,  Prevention,  Reader’s Digest,  Nationswell, The Daily Meal, SELF,  TODAY.COM,  Business Insider, Fortune, The Week,  Greatist, Fox News Health, The Mighty, PBS’s Next Avenue, PsychCentral, Recovery.Org,  Brooklyn Magazine,  Downtown Magazine, The Fix, The Advocate, Impact Hub, The Los Angeles Times, Fast Company, Edible, Tasting Table, and more. 
My most recent full-time, in-house job was The Editor of Branded Content at Upworthy+GOOD.

I have been featured on/in:

CBS, PBS Newshour, ABC News, The TODAY Show, 1010Wins, PEOPLE, New York 1, WPIX11, Marie Claire Australia, The Atlantic, Psych Central, SHAPE, Epoch Times, CTV (Canada) The Australian TODAY Show, NBC, VOX News, Scholastic Magazine, Chicago Tribune and The Washington Post. 
I’m the author of the memoir “After 9/11”
….and am grateful to be a Professional Speaker and mental health advocate. 
And because you can never find too many ways to pursue your bliss while giving back, I’m using my love of knitting as a way to raise money for animal rescue, too, a la “Chic and Regal Knits and Knits for Animal Rescue

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