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– Bustle

Reporting on U.S. and international news for smart and savvy women as a News and Politics Writer at Bustle since January 2016. My full portfolio with Bustle can be seen here.

Gabby Douglas Won’t Let Setbacks Wipe The Smile From Her Face – Bustle.com (Aug. 12, 2016)

Nobody Is Underestimating Simone Biles Anymore – Bustle.com (Aug. 11, 2016)

This Young Iraqi Kickboxer Hopes The Refugee Olympic Team Changes How The World Sees Refugees – (Aug. 5, 2016)

These RNC Protesters Prove Love Is Present In Cleveland – Bustle.com (July 21, 2016)

What Haley Anderson Wants Olympic Fans To Consider (Hint: It’s Not The Water In Rio) – Bustle.com (June 20, 2016)

Lindsey Vonn Wants You To Know That Strong Is The New Beautiful – Bustle.com (June 10, 2016)

This Twitter Employee Might Have Shaped The Way You See Your Favorite Politician – Bustle.com (June 1, 2016)

How A Powerball Winner Stacks Up To The 1 Percent – Bustle.com (Jan. 11, 2016)

How Many GOP State Of The Union Rebuttals Are There? Obama’s Big Speech Comes During A Hectic Year – Bustle.com (Jan. 10, 2016)

Jeb Bush Didn’t Receive The NRA Award He Claimed To Have Won Because, Well, It Doesn’t Exist – Bustle.com (Jan. 4, 2016)

The First Refugee Victim Of 2016 Gives A Stark Look At How The Crisis Continues Into The New Year – Bustle.com (Jan. 3, 2016)

– ThePlazz

A small selection of the hundreds of articles I wrote between 2013 and 2015 for ThePlazz.com, a trailblazing news and commentary website that paired aggregated newswriting with thought-provoking commentary culled from high-profile personalities via Twitter.


Cruz asks GOP to ‘imagine’ him POTUS – ThePlazz.com (March 23, 2015)

Tweeps burnt out on political polling talk – ThePlazz.com (Nov. 3, 2014)

Tech & Business

Strong appetite makes Shake Shack shares soar – ThePlazz.com (Jan. 30, 2015)

Citi values Instagram at whopping $35 billion – ThePlazz.com (Dec. 19, 2014)

Black Friday madness erupts a day early – ThePlazz.com (Nov. 28, 2014)

Mozilla breaks up with Google for Yahoo – ThePlazz.com (Nov. 20, 2014)

Uber, Spotify deal gives riders radio control – ThePlazz.com (Nov. 17, 2014)

Taylor Swift pulls her music from Spotify – ThePlazz.com (Nov. 3, 2014)

World News

New rift opens between Obama, Netanyahu – ThePlazz.com (March 19, 2015)

Police in Turkey raid media offices, arrest 24 – ThePlazz.com (Dec. 14, 2014)

Pope urges religious tolerance on Turkey trip – ThePlazz.com (Nov. 30, 2014)

Turkey leverages Syria agenda with Kobane aid – ThePlazz.com (Oct. 10, 2014)

Kurds in Turkey protest Erdogan’s inaction – ThePlazz.com (Oct. 7, 2014)

May Day turns violent in Turkey, Cambodia – ThePlazz.com (May 1, 2014)

Turkey blocks YouTube 3 days before elections – ThePlazz.com (March 27, 2014)

Turkish lira drops as corruption probe grows – ThePlazz.com (Dec. 27, 2013)

Police and protesters clash in Istanbul – ThePlazz.com (May 31, 2013)


– Worldpress.org

Turkey’s Ilisu Dam Threatens Ancient Town – WorldPress.org (March 2012)

Falkland Islands Dispute between Britain and Argentina – WorldPress.org (February 2012)

The Kurdish Struggle for Identity in Turkey – WorldPress.org (August 2011)

Turkey’s Muzzled Press Corps – WorldPress.org (July 2011)

The Changing Face of Turkey – WorldPress.org (July 2011)

– Diablo Magazine

Writing and photography clips

Treasure Hunters – Farmyard Darlings – Diablo Magazine (March 2012)

Behind-the-Scenes of Diablo’s Spring Fashion Shoot – Diablo Magazine (Feb. 2012)

Boutique Peek: Prim – Diablo Magazine (July 2011)

Vocalist Ed Reed honored as Bay Area Jazz hero – Diablo Magazine (June 2011)

Bringing art to the bar – Diablo Magazine (March 2011)

In Oct. of 2011 I began to write What’s in Store, a bi-monthly column focused on local retail business happenings for Diablo’s website. See a sample below.

What’s in Store: Black Friday Edition – diablomag.com (November 20, 2011)


Blog photographer and tutorial stylist for Guru Beauty Blog from 2014-2015.

DIY Rosewater Face Mist – Guru Beauty Blog (Dec. 2014)

Guru Beauty Kitchen Nutty Granola – Guru Beauty Blog (Nov. 2014)

DIY Coconut Ginger & Lavender Scrub – Guru Beauty Blog (Aug. 2014)

Samples of photography work in other publications:

The Holistic Issue – The Guide Istanbul (May-June 2015)

Spring Makeup Tips – Diablo Magazine (March 2012)


Single-handedly shot and edited a short news package to accompany a text story during a multimedia journalism study abroad program known as The Perpignan Project (iei Media/San Francisco State University).

Big World Magazine picked up both the article and video for publication that fall. Keeping up with Snails – Big World Magazine (Aug. 2010)


14 various articles published by Golden Gate [X]Press : found here (Jan. 2010 – May 2010)  including;