I write regularly for the Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Magazine and a slew of women’s magazines, including ELLE, Marie Claire, and MORE. I have contributed to the New York Times and California Sunday Magazine. This year, my work took me inside San Quentin prison, and to Afghanistan.

My path to writing has been circuitous. I’ve worked for a senator and a biotech start-up, made ads for Nike, and helped launch women’s sportswear retailer I went to Stanford and got an MBA. I’ve lived in Kenya and the Haight.

I love the Sawtooth Mountains, Neil Young, running seriously, and climbing mountains and rocks. I wish I could play guitar and sing, but I have no talent. I’m a wannabe “rancher.” Check out