Not afraid to travel overseas or sample exotic culinary delights to get the story. Keen interest in press freedom and preserving the freedom of information both within the United States and internationally.

Since 2010 I have been covering a wide range of topics, including world news, social issues, women’s issues, arts and culture, travel and leisure, press censorship and political developments in both Istanbul, Turkey and the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

Feel free to get to know more about me here


News Editor –The Plazz – Istanbul, Turkey

April 2013 – April 2015

Copy Editor –Hurriyet Daily News – Istanbul, Turkey

April 2012-March 2013

Diablo Magazine –Freelance Writer & Fact checker – Walnut Creek, CA – April 2011- March 2012. – Contributing Writer / Foreign Correspondent Intern (summer 2011) – Istanbul, Turkey – June 2011-Feb. 2012

Diablo Magazine – Editorial Intern – Walnut Creek, CA – Jan. 2011-June 2011

The Perpignan Project – ieiMedia, Perpignan, France – Summer 2010

San Francisco State’s college newspaper the Golden Gate [X]Press – Jan. 2010-May 2010

*Some articles were picked up and linked by The Huffington Post.


Jan. 2011  Bachelor of Arts from San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

–       Humanities major, Journalism minor

–       Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society member – Inducted April 2010

–       Cum Laude


– Excellent communication and research skills – Self starter and quick learner – Strong leader who knows the importance of also being a flexible team player – Passionate about journalism and writing – Great track record of dependability – Proficient in FinalCut, Excel, Adobe PhotoShop, LexisNexis, WordPress, Moveable Type, Blogger, InDesign – Basic knowledge of HTML


Able to shoot and edit video with FinalCut – Create interactive maps, photographic slideshows – Proficient in editing audio


Received Honorable Mention in the WorldNomads/Rough Guides 2011 Travel Writing Scholarship for my entry “A home-cooked meal, away from home” out of 1,142 applicants.