I’m an American writer and communications consultant based in London.
In my work as a communications consultant, my motto is “Find Your Voice; Make Things Happen.” This work draws upon two strands in my professional background: as a journalist and as a scholar. As a journalist, I worked as a producer for Chicago Public Radio and as a London correspondent for AOL’s Politics Daily. My personal essays on everything from career change to parenting to expat living have appeared in major international media outlets including The New York Times, The Financial Times, The BBC World Service and The Guardian. I have also been a featured blogger at The Washington Post’s She The People and Politics Daily’s Woman Up.
I have also had an accomplished career in policy and research. I hold a PhD in political science from Stanford University and have taught on the faculty of MIT and The University of Chicago. I served as a Senior Development Adviser at The United States Treasury Department and worked as Head of Policy and Research Insight at the BBC’s international development charity, BBC Media Action. In 2017, I was invited to become a Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, where I wrote a book manuscript about swimming and adulthood.
When I’m not doing that, you can often find me blogging, tweeting and writing about how to live a meaningful and productive second half of life. Check out my longevity and my blog pages to find out more about that.