I live in San José, Costa Rica, with my husband and daughter, where I work with nonprofit organizations nationwide to expand their impact, and write about my 15 years living abroad.

My work includes “Love in Translation: Letters to My Costa Rican Daughter” (2016), the “Maeology” column at The Tico Times (2015-2019), and “Shadow Cabinet,” a weekly series of interviews of women leaders in the United States (2016), as well as years of reportage and essays you can browse on this site. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, my Amazon.com page, or my HuffPo Author Page.

I’m the former director/editor-in-chief of The Tico Times, a blogger at The Huffington Post, co-founder of JumpStart Costa Rica, former English Communications Assistant to Nobel Peace Laureate Oscar Arias, and an experienced freelance writer, editor and translator. As the Coordinator of Leadership in Philanthropy Costa Rica-USA (CRUSA) Foundation, I work to build capacity in Costa Rican nonprofit organizations.

Read more of my work – or contact me to learn how your organization or company can work with me improve or expand your storytelling to reach your target audience. I offer services in copywriting, communications coaching, translation, blog posts and more.