I am a freelance writer and editor who lives in Portland, Oregon. I’ve worked with Federally Qualified Health Centers, health justice organizations, hospital-based research institutes, university-based training centers, Primary Care Associations, non-profits that work with under-served communities, and academics across the nation and the globe.
I have a BA in Chinese Literature from the University of California, Berkeley, a MS from the Harvard School of Public Health, and received a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research in China. Before becoming a freelance writer and editor, I worked as a health coach, a health educator, and a project manager. After wearing many different hats through the years, I’ve found that the most powerful way I can contribute to improving health and well-being is by writing, editing, and consulting with organizations and academics.
I combine my extensive on-the-ground experience, scientific training, and keen editorial eye to provide tailored communication services that are clear, compelling, and concise. A consummate learner, I enjoy leveraging my diverse experiences in my work, and especially enjoy partnering with researchers and organizations who serve marginalized communities.
In my free time, I enjoy running, bicycling, hiking, creative writing, volunteering, and supporting the local arts community. I served on the Community Advisory Community for the Multnomah County Community Health Improvement Plan, and am a volunteer facilitator for Write Around Portland.