I’m a writer, storyteller, and content strategist. I am based in Washington, D.C. with my houseplant, Benji the Bonsai.

I am the founder & CEO of Sanspeur, a content strategy firm for mission-driven organizations. I am also a senior writer & columnist for Karma Impact. My full CV is available on my LinkedIn page. You should also follow me (@blondnerd) on Twitter.

I write a lot about impact investing — specifically, how to make it more progressive. I’m currently co-authoring a book (due out in September 2020) about community participation in philanthropic and private investment decisions.

I tell true stories on stage with great organizations like Story District, Mortified, Perfect Liars Club, and Little Salon. I have co-produced independent storytelling shows about Edgar Allen Poe and the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series. I’m also a scriptwriter for The Sirens of Sin, the burlesque cabaret troupe I co-founded with fellow creatives from the world of District Karaoke.

I graduated with honors in literature and history from Mount Holyoke College, the first college for women in the United States. I spent two terms as an undergraduate reading 19th-century English literature at St. Anne’s College, Oxford. I received my MA in American government from Georgetown University.

When I’m not writing, I’m doing yoga, binging true crime podcasts and British period dramas, and keeping myself constantly caffeinated. And when we’re not in the midst of a global pandemic, I travel. I’ve been to more than 20 countries across five continents and will be increasing that number as soon as #quarantinelife is over!

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