I am an editor at leading English-language weekly the Kyiv Post in Kyiv, Ukraine, where I write about business, culture, media, politics, social issues, technology and travel. Sometimes I take photos and shoot video.
During the past six years I’ve worked as a reporter, web editor and business editor for daily, weekly and monthly local and regional newspapers and magazines.
In autumn 2012, in the run-up to Ukraine’s parliamentary elections, I worked with the Institute of Mass Information (Інститут масової інформації) in Kyiv, writing and translating stories about press freedom violations and journalists’ rights. I have published in GlobalPost, and since 2010 have contributed regularly to Matador Network. I was selected as a Glimpse Correspondent in 2011.
A native of Portland, Oregon, a graduate of Portland State University and a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Ukraine 2010-2012), I enjoy Stumptown Coffee when I can get it, street food, train travel and speaking Russian with anyone who will listen. Besides the U.S., I’ve lived in both Eastern Europe and China, and I’m hoping to add a few more places to that list.