As a humanist, I’ve spent a lot of time learning how to ask questions that reveal hidden truths. It’s one of the most essential skills I’ve mastered. I received my B.A. from Stanford University and my Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, where I wrote about new feelings and old ideologies in the United States.
Since then, I’ve gone on to become a brand strategist, content consultant, growth marketing director, and executive editor for several magazines.
I design powerful stories with simple words. With enough luck and grace, I can help anyone turn difficult ideas into messages that really matter.
English with Honors, Phi Beta Kappa
English Language and Literature
Change management, leadership, and innovation consulting for organizations and individuals
Client and content lead for magazines, books, and digital content
Branding, content strategy, UI research, and project management for a boutique web agency
Little Red School House (writing center), Advanced Professional and Graduate Writing
Freelance work on grants, policy memos, articles, and presentations in the social sciences and public health
Pro bono work on articles, grants, video scripts, and strategic outreach for a civic education nonprofit
2018 - 2020
Dissertation, on race and feeling in the United States