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My internationally exhibited digital stories address issues ranging from the impact of found objects and small moments, to the effect of deep time, environmental trauma, and human consequence on the environment. My travel experiences to edges of the world (Svalbard, Micronesia, Samburu, Wakayama, among others), inform the way I write about and visualize the natural world, human engagement, and their intersections.
I am a storyteller, book author, nationally published journalist, and versatile communications writer with over 30 years of experience.
I co-authored an award-winning memoir with Little, Brown & Company (published in six countries) and contributed to a book of essays published by University Press of New England.
I write for The Boston Globe and have written for The New York Times, T Harvard School of Education, Boston University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Scientific American, Marie Claire, WGBH Boston, NOVA, Root Capital, Ceres, WBUR Boston, New Hampshire Public Radio, and many other outlets.
I have been an educator in the field of Behavioral Health for over 25 years. As the director of the Education Initiative at the Mind/Body Medical Institute (now the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital), I trained hundreds of educators and students from pre-kindergarten through college in urban, suburban, public and private schools. Currently, I focus on the Greater Boston region, running programs that provide effective interventions for decreasing stress and its symptoms while improving self regulation, attention, focus, executive function, communication, and increasing the capacity for personal, professional, academic, and interpersonal success. I work with schools pre-kindergarten through high school.
Video Artist: Shadow Forests: Multi-media exhibition
at Sample Studios Gallery
Cork, Ireland - March/April 2022
Solo Exhibition of Two Digital Stories
Chapel Hill School of Art, Macroom, Ireland
Exhibition at Espace des Femmes Gallery
Paris, France - June 2022
Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency, CA; January-March 2024
Fundación Valparaíso, Mojacár Spain; Date TBD
US National Park Artists' Residency Alternate, New Bedford, MA 2023
Paleobotany supervised residency with William Stein, Ph.D. & Chris Berry, Ph.D.Catskill Mountains, 2021-2022
The Arctic Circle Art & Science Residency, Svalbard, High Arctic, June, 2019
Presenter at 11th Annual International Digital Storytelling Conference - Radical Listening: Story Work for a Just Future. Smithsonian Institution, University of Maryland and Montgomery College, June 2023
Education conferences listed upon request
Instructor for Boston University
Prison Education Program
Adjunct Professor in BU's matriculation program
for incarcerated individuals in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections.
Workshop Facilitator for StoryCenter, Berkeley CA. Providing workshops to individuals to support self-expression, creative practice, and community building through training in short-form digital media.
Reporter for The Boston Globe, The New York Times, Communications Writer for Harvard School of Education, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston University, Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and additional national non-profits including WGBH Boston (NOVA, WGBH Education Foundation), Ceres, Root Capital, Gateways. (2013-present)
Editor for Harvard School of Education, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Frontline Education, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and other non-profit web content clients
2007 - 2013
Book Author: Three Wishes: A True Story (2009, with Little, Brown & Company, Inc.),
Book Contributor: Make Mine a Double: Why Women Like Us Like to Drink, or Not (2011, University Press of New England),
Blogger for Huffington Post, Scientific American, Marie Claire, and many other publications and on-line verticals. Radio producer for New Hampshire Public Radio.
Education Consultant for public and private schools in behavioral medicine/mindfulness interventions for educators and students pre-kindergarten-high school in both public
and private school settings. (1995-2019)
Director, Education Initiative, Mind/Body Medical Institute,
Beth-Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School.
Master of Arts
Bachelor of Arts