My first published piece appeared in The Chatterbox, the
monthly magazine at my elementary school. Now I write for national
magazines in the U.S. and custom publishers. Along the way, I’ve
worked as the spot news team leader (an editing position) at Bloomberg
News in Tokyo and as Page One editor at the Asian Wall Street
Journal in Hong Kong. Before going overseas, I worked at the
Hearst-owned San Francisco Examiner where I started as
a cop reporter and left as an editor on the foreign/national desk.
As a freelance writer I’ve worked for House & Garden,
The Ford Foundation Report, American Demographics,
MSNBC.com, Wired, Newsweek Japan, Image,
California Living and Time custom publishing.
As a part-time, freelance or contract editor, I’ve worked
for Bestself.com, eGlobalLaw.com, Wired.com and the San Francisco
My professional achievements include a Pulitzer Prize for best breaking
news coverage, shared with the staff of The Wall Street Journal
for coverage of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S.; San
Francisco Press Club recognition for breaking news coverage; and
Penny-Missouri and Media Alliance awards for “Gay in America,”
a groundbreaking, team-produced series that ran for three weeks
in the San Francisco Examiner.
I was awarded a Gannett Fellowship in Asian Studies, a 12-month
program of study at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, augmented by
extensive travel in Asia.
My educational credentials:
- University of California, Hastings College of the Law, JD
Executive Editor, Comment, a journal of communication
and intellectual property law
- Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University, MsJ, honors
- Barnard College, Columbia University, BA, History, cum
- Stoneleigh-Burnham School, Greenfield, Mass.
I also have a life. I'm based in San Francisco and New York. I enjoy
sailing small boats almost as much as maintaining and driving a
1974 BMW 2002 tii. If a car can be a significant other, this is
love. I am an avid collector of Asian commercial posters, a fascination
that has taken me into the depths of the region’s major transportation
hubs to track down the people responsible for the advertising displays.
Then, I beg. I make it a point to see significant fashion exhibitions
because I think clothes are a window to the soul. I’ve been
a Pilates and gyrotonics practitioner for more than 15 years, proving
that practice doesn’t make perfect.
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