Writer, Speaker, Actor

Journalist

Specializing in profiles, personal essays, and features celebrating travel, the arts, transformation, parenting, education, cultural diversity, nonprofits, and immigration reform. Portfolio and highlights below.

Freelance writer for She Knows Media (I Survived the Empty Nest by Flying 4400 Miles Away picked up by Yahoo News) and StyleBlueprint. See editors’ recommendations here.

Feature Kicking off the Southern Festival of Books’ 25th Anniversary:

Interview with Joanne Harris, Author of Chocolat

Featurette for Alimentum: The Literature of Food

Recipient of the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Journalism and Hispanic Community Award for work published by HispanicNashville.com and Examiner.com. Promoted Local Nonprofits, Initiatives, Businesses, Global Events and Celebrations, such as Hispanic Heritage Month AwardsConexion Americas/Casa Azafran, Global Education CenterSchermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville Ballet, Nashville Film FestCelebrate Nashville, Italian Lights, Great Performances at Vanderbilt, Nashville Public Library, Belcourt Theater, Cheekwood, Chukkers for Charity, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Frist Center, CMA Music Fest. Interviewed award-winning screenwriters, such as Alberto Fuguet and Pablo Cerda. as well as local dance, music, and radio personalities.

Live Coverage of American Association of Immigration Lawyers Conference/ Announcement of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act  , First Lady Michelle Obama, and Pulitzer-Prize Winner Junot Diaz . Feature on  Immigration Reform.

Interviewed/promoted local and international music artists such as Oscar Hernandez of Grammy-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Kings of Salsa, La Excelencia. Promoted The Gipsy Kings, Esperanza Spalding, Gilberto Gil, Red Baraat, Ballet, Folklorico de Antioquia, James Balboa with Jiggy Drama.

Speaker and Actor

Travel Tales of lessons learned as an expat in Marrakesh, Morocco and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic at Nashville TenX9 Storytelling, Eastside Storytellin’ (review/podcast interview and reading), and women’s events, such as Women’s History Month where I spoke about my encounter with Josephine Baker and in North Carolina’s Gifts for the Soul.

Parenting and Teaching Children with ADHD

Education Inservice and Conference Speaker in US, Morocco, Dominican Republic and Ecuador; Baccalaureate; Southern Festival of Books on television and at Belmont University.  Moderator for censorship discussion after film Viva Cuba Libre: Rap is War! — Nashville Film Festival, World Book Night distribution of Fahrenheit 451.

Acting roles in Musica Campesina, theater, commercials.

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