i'm so glad you're here!
I'm a writer and editor based in the lovely, gritty desert town of Tucson, Arizona. I’ve been known to dabble in fiction, but these days I am most drawn to longform creative nonfiction and reported pieces. As a writer, my goal is to create dynamic work with a strong sense of place, compelling voices, and that sweet spot between straight-talk and lyricism. As a reader, I like work that begs questions, breaks rules, and paints a damn good picture.
In addition to writing and editing, I have a background in community organizing, issues of food security, and organic farming. In my writing about agriculture and food systems, I seek to amplify the voices of farmers by tackling relevant issues, including rural poverty, farmer behavioral health, racism, water issues, food insecurity among food and agriculture workers, and more. My farming and food writing has been featured in regional and national print and online publications, including the 2016 and 2017 Best of Food Writing anthologies. I work with the Female Farmer Project to document the rise of women in agriculture, and I am currently a Community Change communications fellow. In 2019, I was a finalist for the James Beard Award in Investigative Reporting.