I have been a working journalist for 20ish years, serving from December, 2000 through April, 2011 as editor of The Santa Fe Reporter, during which time the paper won numerous state and national awards. During my time at The Reporter, I also participated, lead and helped develop programming for a variety of national writer and journalism workshops and trainings as editorial chair for the national Association of Alternative Newsweeklies‘ Board of Directors.
Prior to becoming editor, I worked for the Reporter early in her career as an intern and a staff writer. I also was a staff reporter for several years for the very fine Rio Grande SUN.
Currently, I am a full-time faculty member in the Creative Writing Department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, a part-time radio host at KVSF, 101.5 FM and nonfiction editor for the literary website The Nervous Breakdown.
I received my bachelor of arts degree from St. John’s College, and served as editor of the student newspaper. I also was one of two recipients for the annual writing fellowships from University of New Mexico’s Creative Writing Department, where I completed my graduate work.