Features reporter Education: Smith College, BA psychology
I'm the "Staycationer," author of a biweekly column reviewing tourist hotspots in the Washington, D.C. area. I also preview upcoming performances and write quirky and fun feature stories on museums, monuments, music, dance, arts, animal behavior, science, travel, tourism, fun things to do in D.C.
Honors & Awards:
SFJ short feature, first prize, 2018, "Where Liberals and Conservatives Debate the Issues with Pile Drivers and Body Slams"
SFJ general feature honorable mention, 2017, “Here’s How to Find D.C.’s Accidental Museum of Paleontology”
SFJ short feature honorable mention, 2017, “This is What Happens When a Fiddle Player Gets Her Grubby Hands on a Stradivarius Violin”
Evert Young/Seth Payne Award honorable mention, 2010, "Writing Music for Monkeys"
Professional Affiliations: National Association of Science Writers
This is your (founding) father's harpsichord: A new replica of an instrument owned by George Washington will be played in public for the first time, giving historians clues as to why the Washingtons preferred it to their piano.