Hi. I’m a writer and author based in the Bay Area. I got my start at an English-language newspaper in Caracas, Venezuela, where I learned to write on deadline and that the best place to sit-out a coup is at home.

My writing has appeared in the New York Times, Time, the Village Voice, and other publications. My first book, “Humboldt: Life on America’s Marijuana Frontier,”was optioned by Sony.

I grew up in rural Northern California and hold a master’s degree from Columbia University.

Over the years I have also picked grapes in France, hitchhiked across Syria, and nearly capsized off the coast of Madagascar.

I currently live on a hill in San Francisco with my husband and daughter.





I work as a consultant with Fortune 500 companies and well-known startups on editorial strategy and content creation. I also do occasional projects with NGOs who have important stories to tell.

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