Meet the Editor
TrustedPeer Editor, TrustedPeer, Inc.
- Freelance writer, editor, producer and researcher whose wide-ranging credits include the San Francisco Chronicle, PBS Frontline, CNN and Salon.
- Recipient of the Clay Felker Award for Excellence in Magazine Writing for "Love in the Age of Silicone" (Salon.com)
- Author of The Little Book of Heartbreak: Love Gone Wrong Through the Ages (Plume/Penguin, Jan 2013)
Interactive Producer • KQED
2008 — 2012
- Editor and producer for the PBS site "Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ocean Adventures" (www.pbs.org/oceanadventures) and KQED's You Decide (www.kqed.org/youdecide).
Associate Producer • PBS FRONTLINE
2004 — 2005
- Interactive Production Manager/Associate Producer for the PBS affiliate KQED
- Collaborated with interactive producer, designers and series editor to produce broadcast-associated sites, weekly Web-exclusive dispatches and interactive features (www.pbs.org/frontlineworld)
- Wrote copy, facts and links and features such as Canada: Border Town, part of “Dispatches from A Small Planet,” a series of international perspectives on the 2004 U.S. presidential election (www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/elections/canada)
Senior Project Manager • Griffin Grant Writing and Consulting
1997 — 1999
- Wrote successful multi-million dollar grant proposals for law enforcement, housing, and health and human services.
Program Specialist • National Endowment for the Humanities
1990 — 1994
University of California, Berkeley
MA, Journalism, 2005
BA, English Literature, 1990
Academic HonorsMagna Cum Laude
ThesisAnalysis of magic in "Midsummer Night's Dream", "Macbeth" and "The Tempest"
- Winner, Clay Felker Prize for Magazine Writing for "Love in the Age of Silicone", published by Salon.com - magazine article on men who have relationships with high-end love dolls.
- Author, "The Little Book of Heartbreak: Love Gone Wrong Through the Ages" (Plume/Penguin 2013), a social and cultural history of love gone wrong that O, the Oprah magazine, hailed as "a hilarious salve for the lovesick" and Amazon reviewers have called “beautifully written with plenty of wry asides and downright sharp wit" and praised for providing “all the relationship kung fu you need."