I'M A DES MOINES-BASED INDEPENDENT JOURNALIST whose work has been published in The New York Times, 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 • issue planning

Expertise: human rights • mental health • health & wellness • travel & outdoors • education • personal finance

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