I began my career as a journalist in New York City.

In 1999, after graduating from Barnard College, Columbia University, I became a staff reporter at the Forward newspaper. I went on to freelance for a number of major publications, including Elle, New York magazine, and ARTnews, where I was a regular contributor for more than a decade.

In 2007, I moved from Brooklyn to L.A. to become the Forward's first West Coast correspondent. Since leaving full-time journalism to pursue my novel-in-progress, I have taught creative writing workshops, covered the country's first official cannabis seder, and edited more than a few books, some critically acclaimed.

I earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Bennington College, and have been awarded residencies for fiction at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts. 

I am currently based in Los Angeles, Calif., where I help others tell their stories as an editor, ghostwriter, and writing coach. And when I'm not hiking, reading, or taking a yoga class, I continue to work on my first novel.