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  • Work appears in newspapers: the New York Times, London’s the Guardian, the Washington Post, Newsday, the Village Voice, the New York Observer, and the Miami Herald. Features, profiles and reviewsappear in  many of the nation’s magazines: The Partisan Review, Elle, Vogue, Allure, Self, Shape, Interview, Details, More, the Nation, Mother Jones,  Metropolis, Aperture, Art in America, Art News, Martha Stewart Living, Diversions, Commonweal, Sojourners, Christianity in Crisis, Gargoyle Literary Journal. Still more work appeared in magazines no longer with us: Newsday’s Sunday Magazine, New York Woman, Fame, Omni, Lears. Her also work appears in a number of anthologies and has been cited by a wide variety of authors and educators including those at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.
  • Traveled extensively throughout the Americas covering topics as varied as smuggling in Paraguay; informal groups in Central American refugee camps that offer emotional support to the witnesses of massacres (article cited in the work of Noam Chomsky); conversations about the meaning of prayer with Koko, the gorilla, and the woman who taught Koko to use sign language.


  • Writes and edit reports for both businesses and NGOs including UNICEF.  One of her UNICEF projects, Profiles in Success: People’s Progress in Africa, Asia and Latin America, called “the most accomplished and accessible book UNICEF has published” by James Grant who headed UNICEF for over a dozen years.
  • Associate Editor at Scholastic Books.
  • Served as a book doctor, editor, and even occasionally a ghost writer.      


  • Teaches all levels of writing and news reporting at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Florida International University (FIU). In fall 2010, began teaching at The Honors College at FIU.
  • Exploring the development of social entrepreneurial projects and training at South Florida’s Barry University where she teaches critical analysis to adult degree seeking students.  
  • Worked on the development of a young people’s news bureau in collaboration with schools with a majority of underserved students in the area. Co-directed journalism intensives for high school students at the University of Miami; co-directed education program at the Museum of Contemporary Culture in Miami; produced the Mocazine, an arts magazine by/for high school students.
  • Received grants in support of both her writing and teaching, her cultural and human rights projects from W.F. Kellogg Foundation, Ford Foundation and the National Council of Churches, among others.
  • Graduated with an MA with Honors in Communications and Writing from Columbia University

Current Book Project

  • Finishing up a book-length personal essay anchored in an exploration of Cuban religion.  An early draft was called a “veritable cantata of Cuban voices” by Steve Wasserman, who served for decades as Executive Editor of the LATimes Book Review.
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