As a food journalist and recipe developer, I write a mixture of service-oriented and reported stories for national outlets and brands including The Kitchn, Bon Appétit, Outside, Self, Glamour, Women's Health, Eating Well, Kroger, and more. I cover a broad range of topics, from simple recipes and cooking advice, to anti-diet culture and food access issues. You can read about my food philosophy (and journey towards it) in an essay I wrote for Bon Appétit’s Healthyish: Yes, I'm In School for Nutrition. No, I Don't Want to Hear About Your Diet.
Although I’ve worked in food for a decade, my path hasn’t exactly been straight and narrow. After a typical college experience, I switched gears and enrolled in culinary school, then spent two years working as a restaurant cook in New York City. (Because I know you’re curious: It was exhilarating, but didn’t feel very sustainable.) From there, I transitioned to food media and took an editorial job at BuzzFeed’s then-new food vertical. Slowly, I became more interested in healthy eating and what that actually looks like for most people—cue my jump to SELF, where I was the features editor and focused mostly on food.
Now, I’m working towards a master’s in public health and a registered dietitian certification at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.