I'M AN INDEPENDENT JOURNALIST based in Des Moines. My work has been in The New York Times, The Des Moines Register, Good Housekeeping, Ladies' Home Journal, Esquire, Marie Claire, Woman's Day, Redbook, Diabetic Living, Midwest Living, and publications for more than a dozen universities, including Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine.

I'm skilled in multiple aspects of newspaper and magazine work, including content planning and management, assigning, interviewing, research and analysis, editing, on the ground reporting, and writing. I'm proficient in long-form, standard news, and service journalism.

I've written extensively about mental health, health and wellness, travel, and parenting. My specialty: human rights.

   Magnum Opus Award: Best Cover Lines, 2011; Pearl Award: Best Feature Article Package, 2008; Apex Award: Best Feature Article, 2005