Bio

KNI am a staff editor and writer for The Christian Science Monitor with more than 18 years of experience editing, soliciting copy, feature reporting and writing, book reviews, and blogging.

I currently am the creator and manager of the Monitor’s robust internship program that includes a vigorous curriculum and skills training in the dynamic field of journalism.

As a feature writer, I have written on a range of topics from the serious to the whimsical: women farmers;  climate change as art; profiles of people making a difference; the rise of urban farming. I  learned three kinds of surfing in 24 hours in Southern California and how to play the Appalachian mountain dulcimer in Kentucky.

My July 11, 2011, 3,000-word cover story for The Christian Science Monitor magazine, “The Big Stir,” about America’s culinary renaissance, was one of three finalists for a 2012 James Beard food writing award.

For six years, I produced a daily recipe blog Reporter on the Jobfor the Monitor called, Stir It Up! with 17 cooperating food bloggers. I also write my own recipe and food-related blog, www.KitchenReport.net.

I have taught culinary webinars for Principia College, including American culinary history and holiday foods.

In the past I have also served as an editor for the features, national news, and opinion sections of the Monitor.

Check out the other tabs on this site for links to my articles.

Skills: InCopy, WordPress, EZPublish, SailThru, ConstantContact, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Facebook, HootSuite, Instagram, Pixlr photo editing, Powerpoint, MS Office, Blackboard, QuickTime Player, audio recording, SEOs, blogging, social media, writing, editing, rewriting on deadline, food topics, headline and caption writing, generating story ideas, following cultural trends, book reviews, online development, public speaking, event and trip planning.

Education: Principia College, B.A. English/History, Minor: Women’s Studies. Graduated cum laude. English department award recipient for writing. Eight varsity letters (soccer, track and field). Student government.

Northeastern University journalism graduate class “Enterprise Reporting”: A-

Professional affiliations: 2014 MIT Knight Science Journalism fellow, Society of Professional Journalists

Countries visited: England, Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium, The Republic of Georgia, Panama, Belize, Costa Rica, Mexico, Canada

Interests: Masters swimming, triathlon, soccer, travel, photography, community building

Education: Principia College, B.A. English/History, Minor: Women’s Studies. Graduated cum laude. English department award recipient for writing. Eight varsity letters (soccer, track and field). Student government.

Northeastern University journalism graduate class “Enterprise Reporting”: A-

Professional affiliations: Society of Professional Journalists

Countries visited: England, Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium, The Republic of Georgia, Panama, Belize, Mexico, Canada

Interests: Cooking, masters swimming, triathlon, soccer, travel, photography, community building

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