I graduated from Stanford University in 2007 with a major in Human Biology and a minor in Spanish Language. During my sophomore year at Stanford, I began working in Dr. Hans Steiner’s Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Research Laboratory at Stanford School of Medicine. Until 2016, when progression of my breast cancer forced me to put my business on hold, I worked with physicians and psychologists on a wide range of freelance writing and editing projects, from peer-reviewed journal articles and clinical handbooks to self-help books and blogs.
I am the co-author of Treating Adolescents (2nd Edition), a psychiatric clinical handbook; Your Secret Mind: Getting to Know and Living With Your Unconscious, a self-help book that teaches readers how to access their unconscious mind; eight peer-reviewed journal articles; one encyclopedia entry; and ten psychiatric textbook chapters. I have edited three psychiatric clinical handbooks, two self-help books written by psychiatrists, numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, and psychology blogs.
Since putting my business on hold, I have been focusing on my creative writing, including my memoir. Excerpts have been featured in two literary events; published in WILDFIRE, a digital magazine; and adapted into a short film.
I am the owner of Santa Cruz Nature Yoga with Rebecca Dickson, which offers outdoor private and group yoga classes in the redwoods and on the beach. Please visit www.santacruznatureyoga.com for more information.