I’ve worked as a journalist, copywriter, and editor for companies including Refinery29, Everyday Feminism, Wired, The New York Times' Women in the World, Complex, Broadly, Allure, and more. As a visual artist and illustrator, I’ve worked with companies like Tumblr, Refinery29, and Condé Nast, to name a few.
Today, my primary focus is to serve people and brands who are creating products, offering services, and starting conversations that push the needle forward. My job is to unearth and communicate the truths at the core of these efforts so that my clients can focus on the work they were born to do.
I am currently available to work on copywriting projects and illustration collaborations and commissions for mission-driven brands from June 2019 onward.
I was raised in the Pacific Northwest—between Vancouver, Canada and Seattle, Washington—to parents from completely different worlds (Canada by way of Slovakia and Guatemala, to be exact). I grew up bilingual and speak English, Spanish, French, and am currently learning German (Ich suche einen Sprachpartner!).
Growing up in a mixed race, immigrant household, I’ve always recognized the value in diverse experiences and empathetic collaboration. I’ve also always cared about social good.
In university, I studied political science and gender studies and went onto work for a number of social and environmental justice nonprofits. After a couple of years—and a 6-month trip through South America—life eventually brought me to New York to focus on writing.
Over the past several years, I’ve had the opportunity to write for countless magazines and news outlets, design editorial and brand illustrations, consult on creative and editorial strategy, join incredible grassroots art collectives, design characters for virtual reality experiences, and learn from every individual I’ve had the privilege of working with along the way. My clients and partners are transforming their industries and communities and my work leaves me feeling empowered, humbled, and hopeful for the future.
I currently live in Brooklyn, New York with my partner and about 15 houseplants (my fiddle leaf fig is my favorite—don’t tell the others). In addition to the creative work I do for a living, I am a Lambda Literary fellow and am currently writing my first book. When I’m not working, I like to practice yoga, pet other people’s dogs, and cook plant-based meals for my friends.
Oh, and in case you’re curious: I’m a Libra sun, Libra moon, and Pisces rising.