FREELANCE WRITER/RESEARCHER, 2000-Present
Have written features and news stories for The Nation, WomensVoicesforChange.org, Poets and Writers, the American Bar Association Journal and others. Currently contributing writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer; Guernica: a Magazine of Art and Politics; and Al-Jazeera America. My book, I Ain’t Marching Anymore: Soldiers Who Dissent, from the French and Indian War to the Forever War will be published by The New Press in 2020.
NEWS EDITOR/SITE EDITOR, WomensVoicesforChange.org, 8/2008 to 5/2012
Shepherd daily content of women’s health blog, first on Typepad and then WordPress. Wrote news items, worked with managing editor to fine-tune those coming from contributors; secured images and video links.
EDITOR, DSA Weekly, 2018 to present
Volunteer: For the newsblog of Democratic Socialists of America, work with DSA’s Editorial Committee to secure, edit and post content from members and experts.
STAFF WRITER, Community Media/Chelsea Now, 1/2007 – 8/2008
Report and write three stories a week for neighborhood weekly, from meeting reports to profiles to investigative pieces. Co-write weekly “Buzz” column. Assist in paper’s final editing stages.
LECTURER/WRITING INSTRUCTOR, 2002-2005
City University of New York, Gotham Writers Workshop
Taught nonfiction writing, fiction writing, and expository writing; classes ranged from 10-40 students.
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR CCCO/GI Rights Hotline, San Francisco, 1995-2000
National non-profit organization. Edited and wrote features for quarterly magazine. Pitched stories and worked intensively with media including 60 Minutes, Christian Science Monitor, and 20/20. Appeared as “expert” on TV and radio, including CNN, BBC Radio, CBS News, and ABC News.
M.S. Journalism, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
M.F.A. Literature and Creative Writing, City College of New York
B.A., History and English, Binghamton University
In-Depth Reporting (Second Place, Division IV), New York Newspaper Association February 2008
Community Leader Award, Housing Conservation Coordinators, October 2008
International Peace Research Association Foundation Grant, 2008
Northern Manhattan Arts Association Grant, 2008
Patient Education Information Award, Health Information Resource Ctr 2007
Lynton Book Fellowship 2006
Apex Award,Consumer Health Writing 2005
Fiction: Pushcart Prize (nomination) 2005
Griffin Moore Prize 2002
Jerome Lowell De Jur Prize, 2001
Bellwether Prize (finalist), 2000
References available upon request.