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I am a book author, nationally published journalist, and versatile communications writer and editor with 25 years of experience. I produce dynamic, polished, and on-time content for national newspapers (The New York Times, The Boston Globe), non-profits (WGBH Boston, Root Capital, Gateways: Access to Jewish Education, Ceres, WBUR Boston, New Hampshire Public Radio), colleges and universities (Harvard School of Education, Boston University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design), and multiple magazines and on-line verticals (Scientific American, Marie Claire, Huffington Post).
I have written and edited content for health promotion, educational curricula, white papers, grant applications and reports, training materials, collaterals, public relations materials, radio production, real estate, and speeches. Editing projects include Massachusetts College of Art, Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Gateways: Access to Jewish Education, among others.
I co-authored an award-winning memoir with Little, Brown & Company and contributed to a book of essays published by UPNE (University Press of New England).
I have been an education consultant in the field of Behavioral Medicine/Mindfulness Education for over 20 years. As the director of the Education Initiative at the Mind/Body Medical Institute (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School) for seven years (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.
2013 - Today
Reporter for 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.
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
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.
2007 - 2013
Book Author (with Little, Brown & Company, Inc.), Book Contributor (University Press of New England), Blogger for Huffington Post, Contributor to The Boston Globe, Scientific American, Marie Claire, and many other publications and on-line verticals. Radio producer for New Hampshire Public Radio.
2004 - 2007
Behavioral Medicine/Mindfulness Education Consultant.
Correspondent for The Boston Globe
Director, Education Initiative, Mind/Body Medical Institute,
Beth-Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School.
Prison Educator for Boston University and PEN/New England.
Correspondent for The Boston Globe.
Master of Arts
Bachelor of Arts