I’m a senior editor at Automattic. I currently work with a small team that runs two award-winning longform publications, Longreads and The Atavist Magazine.

I’m an editor at Longreads. My team reads and curates the best longform nonfiction on the web. I also edit and produce essays, narrative nonfiction, and in-depth journalism from writers and illustrators around the world, some of whom have won a Pushcart Prize and a National Magazine Award, or been notably mentioned in Best American Essays. Other writers have landed agents or book deals as a result of an essay we worked on together. Read more about this work in my Q&A at Famous Writing Routines.

Alongside my role at Longreads, for over a decade I’ve worked as a story wrangler across Automattic. I’ve worked on many projects over the years: finding and telling customer stories, developing writing and photography courses, managing company blogs and social channels, and crafting copy for our products and apps, notably WordPress.com.

I was born and raised on the San Francisco Peninsula. I’ve traveled widely—more frequently in the Before Times—often with a camera in hand. My husband, young daughter, and I currently live in the East Bay.

I’m interested in tiny things, plants, the ’90s, old jungle mixtapes, and the perfect blend of tech house. And, as those who know me can attest, I’m not to be fed after midnight.

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Select essays and writing

  • Cycle, 2016. On the cycles of subculture — and the dance underground.