I’m a writer, recipe developer, and full-time graduate student based in Chapel Hill, NC.
I write a mixture of recipes and reported stories for HuffPost, The Kitchn, Glamour, Women's Health, Outside, Eating Well, Well+Good, Kroger, and more. I cover a pretty broad range of topics, but these days I’m especially interested in writing about intuitive eating and anti-diet culture. 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 been a food professional for five years, my path hasn’t exactly been straight and narrow. After a pretty typical college experience, I made the leap and went to culinary school. I spent two years working as a restaurant cook in New York City. (Because I know you’re curious: It was incredible, but didn’t feel very sustainable.) From there, I transitioned to food media and took an editor 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 my master’s in public health and my registered dietitian certification at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.