I am an international journalist, editor, author and photographer. My focus is on profile pieces, travel, hotels, luxury and long-form features.
Currently I am based in Dubai, where I manage and edit Jumeirah, a global luxury magazine. As editor, I oversee the entire direction of the magazine; write and commission in-depth features; travel internationally to secure top stories and arrange exclusive photoshoots; and work closely with Jumeirah Group to ensure the magazine stays on-brand. I have transitioned the magazine into a monthly title, have helped expand its presence globally, and have worked closely with digital teams to strengthen its online presence.
I have previously written a book for The Guardian; written for The Telegraph, The Times, USA Today, The Atlantic, The Independent, The Peak (a South China Morning Post outlet), Hello!, Emirates Woman, Business Traveller Middle East, World Travel Guide, Times Higher Education, City Metric (a New Statesman publication), and more; managed the media presence for global corporate accounts; and worked with companies to create written content.
If we want to chat academics, I graduated with an MA – Cantab from Cambridge University on the competitive Davies-Jackson Scholarship (given to only one first-generation US student each year, based strongly on writing). I double majored at Creighton University, obtaining a BA in journalism and and BA in political science (focus on international relations) along with a French minor. I graduated Summa Cum Laude. While studying, I worked at US Strategic Command (DoD) in a research and policy position.
My full CV is available on request, or you can visit my LinkedIn profile.
In my own time, I manage the Davies-Jackson alumni communications. I have also been elected into the St. John’s College Society where I help create events for the alumni community. Finally, when I’m not working or travelling, I tend to enjoy all things health and fitness.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.