journalist/editor/recipe developer


New York University, 2006
Master of Arts in Journalism
The New School of Cooking, Los Angeles, 2003
Certificate in Culinary Arts
Brown University, 2002
Bachelor of Arts                                       


Freelance Writer, present
-Writings and recipes have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Saveur, Gastronomica, Parade and many others. 

Editor, BuzzFeed Food, 2015-2016
-Managed a team of three food writers to create food content for BuzzFeed
-Created distributed content for all social media platforms
-Tracked reader data to draw inferences about what kinds of content people want
-Increased the amount of original content produced by BuzzFeed Food staff
-Ran brainstorms and sprints

Senior Food Editor, Food & Wine Magazine, 2014-2015
-Worked with prominent chefs and F&W’s test kitchen to test and edit recipes for print and digital
-Conceived and reported/wrote or assigned/top edited feature stories on chefs, trends, personalities, cookbooks and travel
-Scouted and recruited talented digital contributors
-Contributed to

Food Editor, Parade Magazine, 2013-2014
-Oversee all food coverage in Parade, including cover stories and weekly food page
-Assign and top edit or write cover features
-Book celebrity chefs for features
-Develop, test, and edit recipes
-Oversee Dash, Parade's monthly food magazine, by generating editorial calendar, assigning recipe development and stories
-Plan and oversee Parade's recipe apps for iPad; publish print content on via WordPress

Senior Editor, Food Network Magazine, 2010-2013
-Wrote features on Food Network talent and food trends
-Assigned and top edited features, wrote display copy
-Edited recipes
-Worked directly with food stylists and photographers; attended shoots as food editor
-Conceived and executed editorial packages

Staff Writer, Village Voice, 2008-2010
-Wrote a weekly column on restaurants, food politics and trends
-Wrote feature cover stories
-Founding editor and writer for the Voice’s food blog, Fork in the Road
-Hired and supervised freelance writers and fact checkers
-Wrote display copy for column, features and blog

Senior Editor, Chile Pepper magazine, 2006-2008
-Wrote and edited features, front-of-book and back-of-book on chefs, restaurants, travel and cooking technique
-Developed, tested, and edited recipes
-Assigned stories to freelance writers and photographers
-Propped, coordinated and attended photo shoots

Editorial Assistant, Saveur magazine, 2005-2006
-Conducted research and fact checking on features and recipes

Associate Editor, Riviera magazine, Newport Beach, CA, 2003-2005

-Wrote and edited front-of-book and back-of-book on luxury lifestyle, such as restaurants, fashion and design

Skills and Awards

Proficient in InCopy, Moveable Type, WordPress, K4, Woodwing, various CMS platforms
James Beard Award nomination for culinary writing, 2010
IACP’s Bert Greene Award nomination for culinary writing, 2010
Stories included in Best Food Writing anthologies, 2008, 2010, and 2013