University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., history)
Indiana University, Indianapolis (M.S., education)
Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis (candidate for B.S.; 3.8 GPA, psychology major/computer science certificate
Purdue University, West Lafayette (M.A., American Studies; and completed course work for Ph.D. in American Studies).
Past: The Indianapolis Star 14 years as general assignment reporter, feature writer, fashion editor.
Present: Freelance writing for a variety of publications and online magazines, including Business Traveler USA, Hotel Scoop, The Traveler's Way, GoNOMAD, Travel-Intel Newsletter, Travel Mindset, Road Trips for Foodies, Luxury Web, Global Traveler USA, and others.
Past: Polis Center at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis (researcher, research coordinator, writer, consultant).
Wrote two editions of American Studies text for Rue Publishing; contributed to numerous articles, monographs and reports; researched and wrote several entries for scholarly encyclopedias.
Past board member, past president, International Center of Indianapolis
Past board member, past president, Nationalities Council of Indiana, Inc.
Member (national organizations): American Council on Germany (ACG), American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), American Studies Association (ASA),Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), GardenComm and the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)
Member (local organizations): International Women Indiana, Indianapolis-Cologne Sister City Committee, Christamore House Guild, Indiana Historical Society, Newfields (formerly known as the Indianapolis Museum of Art), Pike Township Residents Association.
(last updated 9 July 2020)