Freelance Journalist/Writer



I do copywriting, strategic communications, technical editing, speechwriting, and research, but I like deeply reported journalism best. Especially when it’s about the Pacific Islands, resource management, traditional medicine, or the ocean. Publications include The Diplomat, Pacific Standard Magazine, Global Traveler, Elite Traveler, and Honolulu Civil Beat, among many others. I had the great privilege of being commissioned to write a book about a storm that devastated a sea-level atoll 700 miles from the nearest doctor and international airport. You can learn more about that project here. I collaborate with a great team of people to produce an annual book-length publication about the value of old knowledge in the Cook Islands, which has been funded by the UN’s Global Environment Facility and UNESCO. I have a B.A. in International Studies from the University of California Santa Barbara and an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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Photo by Turama Photography

Photo by Turama Photography