Award-winning independent writer and editor who breathes life into medical research, health policy, and statistics, with the goal of improving health care access, reducing disparities, and making complex concepts accessible to people seeking medical care.
Independent Health Care Journalist, San Francisco
2000 – Present
2000 – Present
Communications Director, Gay & Lesbian Medical Association, San Francisco
Created and implemented strategic communications plans; wrote compelling pitches and press releases; built relationships with reporters nationwide.
Award for Excellence in Health Care Journalism, Association of Health Care Journalists, 2018 and 2007
Excellence in Journalism, Society of Professional Journalists, 2011
GLBT Historical Society, “Sue Rochman Papers,” Asked to donate research and notes on HIV/AIDS and prison populations.
“Covering Health in a Multicultural Society: LGBTQ Voices,” Association of Health Care Journalists.
“Cancer as a Chronic Condition,” Association of Health Care Journalists.
Syracuse University — Master of Arts
Journalism, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
University of California, San Diego — Bachelor of Arts
Chair, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee,
San Francisco Day School
Volunteer Educator, Booker T. Washington Community Service Center, San Francisco
Executive Director, Sexual Assault Victims Advocate Resource, Auburn, NY
Education Director, Syracuse University R.A.P.E. (Rape, Advocacy, Prevention, and Education) Center, NY
Education Coordinator, Ithaca Rape Crisis, NY
Graduate Studies, Sociology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Healthworker, Feminist Women’s Health Center, San Diego