I’m an experienced writer with a knack for finding the story and turning complex research into a compelling read; I am particularly skilled in distilling the science of food and wine. I’m also a social scientist at heart, turned on by reading research articles, exploring human behavior, and putting it all into context. I believe science can create significant change, but only if that belief can be adequately translated into thoughts that drive action. I strive to write about science the way humans think: always in terms of how it will affect our lives.
My articles have appeared in several Cornell University publications, including the Graduate School enewsletter, the ILR School alumni publication, the College of Agriculture and Life Science’s periodiCALS magazine, and the Cornell Chronicle. I have also reported for Finger Lakes Community Newspapers (Ithaca Times, Trumansburg Free Press, Lansing Ledger and Ovid Gazette), written for the Finger Lakes Wine Gazette, Finger Lakes Wine Country magazine, and Edible Finger Lakes magazine. In 2015, my book, Finger Lakes Wine Country, was published by Arcadia Publishing. I also have written press releases, radio scripts, and created website and other marketing copy for clients, including eCornell. My fiction and creative nonfiction writing has been published in the Bluff & Vine, a literary review focused on the Finger Lakes.
Along the way, I’ve also been a PR manager, cooked in professional kitchens, worked in corporate catering sales and event planning, and organized education programs for human resource executives. I live with my husband and two children in a house overlooking Seneca Lake, tending our tiny half-acre of Riesling with care.