I love etymology, make a mean peanut butter & jelly sandwich, and sometimes, when I'm feeling brave, I like to rock red lipstick. I am a University of Kansas alumna (I earned degrees in both Germanic Languages & Literatures and Journalism in May 2012) and a former au pair (I lived and worked in Eckernförde, Germany in 2011).
I was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico; raised in Independence, Missouri; and attended university in Lawrence, Kansas. I am currently in the throes of my fifth(!) year living in Germany.
I am in love with words and the power they hold—the effect they can have.
Being a writer—doing something every day that I am passionate about—is an incredible thing. And something I don't take for granted.
Currently I work as a Senior Copywriter at TBWA\ in Hamburg, writing for international brands in both German and English. Though English is my preferred language to write in, I am fluent in German and have been known to write a few schlaue German headlines.
I'm passionate about communication, connecting cultures, proper use of the Oxford comma, brilliant puns, ridiculous comedy, and living a full, invigorating life with integrity. And last but certainly not least, I am passionate about food (the eating part).