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; 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 Hotel Scoop, The Traveler's Way, GoNOMAD, Travel-Intel Newsletter, Travel Mindset, Washington Times (online), ASTANetwork, Vagobond, Travel Belles, Women on the Road, Jax Fax, Road Trips for Foodies, Luxury Web, Global Foodie, Global Traveler USA, Kayak.com Newsletter, Wine Enthusiast, Business Traveler USA, Chicago Sun-Times, The Indianapolis Star, AAA Living, Travel Savvy, 21st Century Newspapers (Michigan chain), Venice (Fla.) Gondolier-Sun, Intelliguide (Northstar Media), The Chicago Tribune, Indianapolis Woman, A Whole New Altitude (in-flight for Caribbean Sun/Star Airlines), Bonjour Paris, Road & Travel Magazine, Kentucky Monthly, Atlanta Goodlife, Indianapolis Eye, German Life magazine, Meeting News, Cincinnati Enquirer, Indianapolis Business Journal, USA Today contract publications, and others.
Recent: North American Contributing Editor, Jax Fax, Associate News Editor, Cruise Currents, Contributing writer (business columnist) for Indianapolis Woman, Editor-at-Large for Business Traveler USA.
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 (regional organizations): Chicago Area Group for the Study of Religious Communities
Member (local organizations): International Women Indiana, Indianapolis-Cologne Sister City Committee, International Women Indiana, Christamore House Guild, Indiana Historical Society, Newfields (formerly known as the Indianapolis Museum of Art), Pike Township Residents Association.
(last updated 29 December 2019)