Therapeutically, I write, travel and cook. Professionally, I develop hyper-individualized content ranging from writing and editing, education, project management, page design, social media development and interpersonal communication.
Starting with The New York Times, my career has been a glorious trajectory of amazing ventures based on well-edited words, and the importance of ethically presenting sourced, quality information from a global perspective.
In 2000, I took a one-year sabbatical and travelled to 32 countries for research on my first book, Headwraps: A Global Journey.
In 2006, as part of a Knight Fellowship with the International Center for Journalists, I spent six months conducting media training workshops throughout the Indonesian archipelago, and in Beijing.
In 2010, I did similar workshops in Burma (Myanmar) with the American Embassy in Rangoon, as part of the United States’ International Information Program.
In between 2006 and 2010, I opened an internationally-themed coffeehouse and bookstore. I also began focusing heavily on the tourist-experience. That yielded incredible tourist-related opportunities, such as museum walking tours, and multi-national and multi-cultural excursions.
In 2014, after teaching a summer at the University of Hawaii, I moved to Korea. I returned to the States in 2019 to speak at SXSW and be close to family.