"Yes, I can definitely help you with that."

I research, think, talk, and write about cities, emojis, tech, language, data, maps, pussies, and other semi-related topics. My work might vary widely but it's all a protracted temper tantrum against my generation's nihilist streak.

My writing has appeared in Slate, WIRED, Print Magazine, Next City, Hyperallergic, Huffington Post, Fast Company, UntappedCities, TheDateReport, Nerve.com, Yahoo Travel, the LA Times, in the essay collection, You are Here: Mapping the Soul of the City, and elsewhere. My research has appeared in the New York Times, This American Life, and Quartz.

My projects have been covered by New York Times en Español, The Washington Post's The Lily, the New York Magazine Approval Matrix, Glam, the Today Show, Dame, Buzzfeed, CityLab, Next City, PBS, Digg, Curbed, eleven major publications in France, Fast Company (here, here, and here), and mentioned in the New Yorker.

I've helped RollingStone.com, the Mexico City Government's Laboratorio para la Ciudad, the Art Institute of Chicago, the AARP / Association of Young Americans, and many other enterprises organize, package, and present information.

I've worked with many agencies in various creative capacities including social content strategy and placement, market and user experience research, brand experience and activation design, earned-media strategy, and copy writing for clients like: Google (B-Reel), Facebook and Pinterest (Strike Anywhere), Netflix, Airbnb, Skype, Samsung (Cash Studios), MetLife and Pepsi (Sparks & Honey).

I've spoken at conferences, festivals, corporate headquarters, and universities in English and in Spanish on topics from the word "vagina," to the similarities between cities and emojis, to potential uses of data visualization to facilitate community collaboration.

Just wanna Help and learn to be Low Key some day.

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Barnard College of Columbia University, NYC
B.A. in Urban Studies


Sparks and Honey, NYC
Influencer Advisory Board since 2014

In my previous life I worked in government: NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Council on the Environment of New York City, IL Office of Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Office of State Representative Sara Feigenholtz, Chicago.

I also worked in a million restaurants. I was a terrible hostess because you have to stand still a lot.