Although I was born in North Carolina, I grew up in Papua New Guinea (PNG), where my parents were missionaries. I lived overseas for 15 years before attending Asbury University — a small school in central Kentucky — where I double-majored in creative writing and journalism, minoring in Spanish. I was also the editor-in-chief of both the student newspaper and literary magazine.
After graduating from Asbury in 2014, I got married, moved to New York and attended NYU's Summer Publishing Institute. I then served as a freelance reporter for People StyleWatch and later as an Editorial Assistant for Condé Nast's Special Interest Publishing Group. I used to have a podcast called "Pop Cartography," but my schedule became too hectic to continue. Fortunately, you can still listen to the backlog here!
I am currently a TV Writer at Bustle, but I am always on the lookout for writing assignments—mainly on the intersection between society and pop culture. When I'm not working, you can find me watching television (duh), guzzling water to counteract my out-of-control coffee habit (I know this is not a personality trait, but I really do drink a ton of it), crying at inspirational videos from The Dodo or waiting impatiently for the subway.