ross-pollination [kros-pol-uh-NEY-shuhn] n: interaction or interchange, as between two or more fields of activity or knowledge, that is mutually beneficial and productive
I love being a writer. I love researching articles about fascinating people, places, issues, and experiences. I love working with organizations to help strategize and communicate their messaging. I love learning about new things—the way interviewing a eco-immunologist leads to profiling a beekeeper, then to becoming a beekeeper myself. Everything you learn informs and enriches the rest of what you do, including your quality of conversations with others. Cross pollination. It's the opposite of the silo.
On the journalism side I've contributed features, profiles, narratives, and essays to Conde Nast Traveler, NPR, Sports Illustrated, Boston Magazine, Health, Psychology Today, Parenting, Men's Journal, ELLE, Self, and others. Studying at the Columbia University School of Journalism left me with an ironclad respect for good research, clear and interesting sentences, and deadlines.
On the business side I work as a consultant (see LinkedIn) helping organizations with their communications and marketing — from writing and editing articles and publications to handling social media calendars and production schedules. I've worked with clients in a wide range of industries, including education, technology, healthcare, renewable energy, politics, sports, and wellness.
I live with my husband and children near Boston, and love yoga, running, skiing, beekeeping, and wildlife rehabilitation.