I live in Santa Rosa, California. I write about food policy, food justice, regenerative agriculture, local food businesses, grassroots environmental activism, farming, and climate change. I love all things California.
In addition to my work as a freelance journalist, I am the editor of Made Local Magazine, a bimonthly print publication about the Sonoma County food system. I am a regular contributor at Civil Eats and KQED. My writing has also appeared at the Guardian, Mother Jones, Edible Marin & Wine Country, the Press Democrat, the North Bay Bohemian, and various other publications.
In 2014, I completed a project about efforts to build a healthy community in Roseland, a working-class area of Santa Rosa, as a California Endowment Health Reporting Fellow. In 2013, my story about the federal crackdown on Northern California medical marijuana dispensaries and collectives won a California Newspaper Publishers Association award for best feature.
I have also contributed essays to The Rumpus, Fwriction: Review, Know Journal, Storyscape Literary Journal, Clamor Magazine, Rad Dad, and the City Works Press Anthology Sunshine/Noir: Writings from San Diego and Tijuana.
Aside from writing, I love hanging out with my preschool aged daughter, playing ukulele with my band of rad women, Refuge Recovery and the work of Noah Levine (the founder of Against the Stream Meditation Society), noodles, burritos, taro root buns, the library, Rebecca Solnit’s writing, and getting outside.