I am a creator and shaper of engaging written, audio and VIDEO contenT IN THE ARTS & CULTURE MEDIA SPACE.
My home base for storytelling is NPR, where as a staff culture correspondent as of July 2022, I cover a wide range of topics across digital and broadcast platforms -- both breaking news and in-depth features.
Before joining NPR, I worked as arts and culture reporter and senior editor at KQED, launched and led the arts and culture bureau at Colorado Public Radio, was the Bay Area's culture columnist for the New York Times, a John S Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, and also the founder, host and executive producer of VoiceBox, an award-winning weekly podcast/radio show and live events series all about the human voice.
As a consultant focusing on editorial content strategy and project development, I have worked with Google, The Library of Congress, The San Francisco Symphony, The San Francisco Conservatory of Music,
AL.com, Stanford University and The Hewlett Foundation among many other clients. I am also an ongoing mentor to a growing number of young journalists and artists.
I have hosted discussions, given talks and taught workshops at Stanford, Yale, Berkeley and Harvard Universities, as well as the San Francisco Public Library, SFJAZZ and many more.
I am the recipient of numerous accolades including John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University, Humanities Center Fellowship at Stanford University, Webby Award, Society of Professional Journalists Award, Murrow Award, Poynter Fellowship at Yale University, Belle Foundation Prize, Wattis Foundation grant, Sundance Arts Writing Fellowship and Library of Congress Research Fellowship.
I hold a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from King’s College, Cambridge, and a Masters degree in Dramaturgy from the Central School of Speech and Drama/Harvard Institute for Advanced Theater Training.