I am a food and drink columnist with more than eight years of experience reporting, writing and editing feature-length editorial content. My multifaceted experiences in the food world bring an unusually well rounded level of expertise to my work. A former professional chef, I am able to write from the back-of-the-house perspective as well develop fail proof original recipes. A volunteer on organic farms both at home and abroad, my first-hand knowledge of agricultural systems informs my coverage of hot-button food politics issues. A recipient of a master’s degree in journalism, I am solidly equipped with all of the skills needed to produce modern, digital journalism, including photography; I shoot and edit all photos that accompany my work.