I'm a writer and editor based in New York.
I don't compose my stories on this gorgeous old Cyrillic typewriter, but I've been a student of Russian for almost two decades. I've worked and traveled across the former Soviet Union, from teaching English in Ukraine to running a theater camp in Tajikistan to reporting from Moscow for NPR.
I'm currently an editor at Youth Communication, where I help produce two magazines of true stories written by New York City teens and youth in foster care. Before that, I was the Global Managing Editor at BuzzFeed. I'm a proud alumna of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and Oberlin College. I'm also an aerialist, a baker and pretty obsessed with The Americans.