FREELANCE WRITER AND
2/97 to present
Have written and edited for Archaeology, Bicycling, The Christian
Science Monitor, Diabetes Forecast, Discover, Foreign Policy, The Miami
Herald, Monocle, National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, The
New Republic, Science, Smithsonian, Spiegel Online International,
Velonews, Washington City Paper, The Washington Post, Wired, Wired News
and others. Contributing Editor at Archaeology.
Contract Editor, 7/2007
Write, edit and translate on tight deadline for the English-language
website of Der Spiegel, Germany’s top newsweekly.
FULBRIGHT JOURNALISM FELLOW,
8/05 to 7/06
Wrote about German and Polish culture, history and politics as a guest
journalist at Viadrina University.
2/04 to 8/05
Assigned, edited and wrote stories on history, archaeology and science
for Smithsonian magazine, a general-interest monthly with two million
subscribers. Responsible for creating "Digs," a regular department
U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT,
8/00 to 1/04
Covered culture and history for U.S. News’ Culture and Ideas section;
also wrote for the U.S. News, Diversions, Health and Medicine, Science
and Business and Technology sections. Cover stories included “The
Crusades: The Truth About the Epic Clash Between Christianity and Islam”
Won the Civil War? A New Fight to Reshape the Nation’s History,”
the magazine’s two top-selling issues of 2002.
WELT AM SONNTAG,
Arthur F. Burns Fellow,
7/03 to 10/03
Wrote for Welt am Sonntag, the Sunday edition of the German daily
newspaper Die Welt, and covered German and Central European issues for
US News and other publications.
THE WASHINGTON POST,
9/97 to 5/99
As a night-shift aide on the Post’s Style, Metro and News desks,
managed music listings, assigned reviewers and coordinated layout,
photo and graphics assignments.
THE MIAMI HERALD,
Copy Editor and Reporter,
7/98 to 11/98
Wrote headlines and captions and copy edited for two local editions
nightly and six twice-weekly neighborhood inserts. Also wrote film
reviews and articles for the Weekend, local and features sections.
THE WARSAW VOICE,
Reporter and Copy Editor,
1/97 to 8/97
Wrote news, business and entertainment articles and edited for The
Warsaw Voice, an English-language weekly news magazine covering news
and culture in Poland and Central Europe.
Arthur F. Burns Journalism Prize, 2008; 21st Century
Trust Fellow, Rostock, Germany, 11/07; Fulbright Guest Lecturer,
University of Leipzig, 5/06; Guest Lecturer, University of Wroclaw,
1/06; Journalism Guest Lecturer, Indiana University School of
Journalism, 9/04, Guest Speaker, Georgetown College Journalism
Conference, 11/04, 21st Century Trust Fellow, Cambridge, England,
10/2003; Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, Stanford
Speak and read German and Polish; can read French and
speak it at a basic level.