Writer or nun: Those were the most memorable results of my high-school career aptitude test. (I have yet to hear the convent’s call.)

My work has appeared on NPR and in New York MagazineAAA Living, Parenting, the Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, and the Chicago Reader, among many other outlets. My writing has won awards from the North American Travel Journalists Association and the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. In a past life, I was a travel editor at Rand McNally.

When not writing or making radio, I’m a facilitator for StoryCorps, a national project that inspires people to record each others’ stories in sound.