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Manager, American Communities Project, Michigan State University

I thrive at the intersection of ideas as a researcher, writer/editor, and project manager.

Currently, I collaborate on a few digital platforms. I am research scientist/manager for the American Communities Project based at Michigan State University, where I study and elevate trend research. I am also co-founder and co-editor of two publications: The Well, a nutrition and wellness newsletter on Substack; and Well-Schooled, the site for educator storytelling. I am a Certified Brand Strategist and Certified Platform Strategist via Section.

I am the author of two novels, The Moral Tango and The Style Whisperer.

Previously, I held writing and editing roles at The Christian Science Monitor, ABC News, the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and Campaigns & Elections magazine.

At NAIS, I launched and oversaw the organization’s thought-leadership blog, Independent Ideas. I wrote much about creativity, mindfulness, sustainability, and diversity. At the Monitor, I was a national news editor and lead editor of a community journalism project, Patchwork Nation, examining political, economic, and cultural trends in the US. At ABC News, I was part of the “Good Morning America” digital team, where I wrote about popular culture, including wellness, music, and books.

I earned a BA in media studies and political science from Penn State University and an MPA from New York University.


  • –present
    Project Manager, American Communities Project, Michigan State University