I'm a journalist focused on the collision of people, language, and culture. I'm keenly interested in the way bias shapes our decisions and actions, and in power and patterns of thinking.  My writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Washington Post, Slate, The New Republic, Salon, and Best New Poets 2015. 

I've also worked as a business consultant, with brands including Nike, Cheerios, Thinsulate, American Public Media, General Mills, Lean Cuisine, United Way, 3M, Nubian Heritage, and Wheaties, as well as major healthcare organizations and national non-profits supporting a range of social causes. 

In a past life I was a sketch comedy writer for A Prairie Home Companion and a radio producer for On Being and Literary Friendships, which won a Gracie Award from American Women in Radio and Television. I spent two years at MIT (East Campus, represent) before receiving my B.A. in physics from Harvard University. I later earned my M.F.A. in poetry  from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.