About

Writer | editor | journalist

I have been a journalist since the 1990s, working in the newsrooms of the San Juan (Puerto Rico) Star, Bloomberg News, and the Hollywood Reporter.

Since 2001, I have worked as a freelance journalist, publishing breaking-news articles, features and essays in dozens of publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Sunset Magazine and the content-based web sites of American Express and Coca-Cola.

I grew up on the East Coast, where I studied Spanish and journalism as an undergraduate and later earned a master’s in journalism from American University. I’m now settled in Los Angeles with my husband and two sons. In my spare time, I like to hike the San Gabriel Mountains, read Raymond Chandler novels at the beach, and walk Daysi, our obstinate rescue Golden Shepherd.

Follow my blogs about travel at HikeswithJack.wordpress.com and ExploringPennsylvania.wordpress.com.