I'M A DES MOINES-BASED INDEPENDENT JOURNALIST and an Iowa stringer for The New York Times. My work has also been featured in The Des Moines Register, Good Housekeeping, Ladies' Home Journal, Esquire, Marie Claire, Woman's Day, Diabetic Living, Redbook, Midwest Living and publications for more than a dozen universities including Drake, Albany Law School and
Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine.

Skills: writing • reporting • editing • editorial planning

Expertise: human rights • mental health • health and wellness • parenting • travel • education • personal finance

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