I grew up in Oakland and am raising my family here. Living in the Bay Area, I've been able to stay connected with friends from college (B.A., U.C. Santa Cruz, '89) and graduate school (Masters of Journalism, Berkeley, '97).
When I'm at the farmer's market and see a familiar face, there's often a moment when I'm not sure how I know the person: Was it from working in communications at WestEd? As the criminal justice reporter for The Recorder? From high school?
I have written about criminal law, higher education research, parenting and a range of other subjects. Most of the time I write for a general audience and use my own curiosity as a guide and my own understanding as a benchmark for clarity.