A bit about me...

Texas raised, but I have lived all over the world: Spain, France, Jordan, Belgium, and the United Kingdom. For almost 5 years, I split my time between New York City and San Francisco. Recently, I spent 8 months living in Bali, Indonesia. I am currently based in Paris, France. These different homes, as well as my travels, have influenced my passion to write. 

 

I am a novelist at heart, and a social scientist by trade. My research focuses on an array of global issues, most notably the refugee crisis and mental health resources in communities around the world. This led me to pursue Columbia University's MA in Global Thought, where I conducted research on how mindfulness and compassion-based meditation practices can positively impact vulnerable populations while rehabilitating. At the end of the day, I believe in our collective responsibility to help those around us.

 

I also attended courses at Columbia's Journalism School and MFA in Creative Writing program. 

I am also a certified mindfulness meditation teacher with over 500 hours of training and a yin yoga teacher. 

Experience:
  • I currently write mental health and travel articles for Business Insider.

  • I am a regular contributor for Blood + Milk, an online women's health magazine, where my work focuses on mental health and meditation. 

  • I am the Founder of Mother Yin, a bi-monhtly newsletter aimed at helping women balance their bodies, minds, and lives.

  • I am currently the in-house Senior Meditation Specialist at Elevate Labs, where I develop the curriculum and write the meditation scripts housed in the Balance meditation app launched in September 2019. In addition to writing the meditation content for the app, I advise on aspects of the product to help build a positive mental health resource for users around the world.

  • In the past, I have researched and created copy for the technology, public, and private sectors in regards to global health and telemedicine. 

Skills:

A mix of things, but here are a few for the sake of this website: 

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  • Freelance Writing (expertise in pieces on travel, mental health, meditation, wellness, women's health, and food)

  • Blog Content Generation 

  • Content Strategy

  • Creative Consulting 

  • Research on all topics: from mental health to global economic policy. 

  • Meditation and Mindfulness Consulting

  • Meditation curriculum development, recordings, and teachings.

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