Since 2011, I have had the immensely pleasurable task of telling the stories of the College: its history, its courses, its news-making alumni, its dedicated faculty and staff, and —especially— its passionate and driven students. My work at Amherst largely takes the form of articles on this website and in the alumni magazine, but it has also included crafting program brochures, news releases, audio and video. I am also tasked with keeping an eye out for when Amherst achievements get acclaimed in the external media. Having spent most of my adult life in the field of print journalism, this is an interesting switch in perspective.
As is the case with the best news writing, writing about Amherst means to me that I am always learning something new. Plus, because it’s Amherst, my “to read” list of books gets perpetually lengthened. For a writer, this is bliss.
Contact me with story ideas about the following departments/offices: Chemistry, Classics, Computer Science, Economics, German, LJST, Mathematics & Statistics, Sexuality, Women’s & Gender Studies, Fellowships, Library and Archives.