Meet Your Writer
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I am a Michigan-based writer, educator, and reformed journalist. I immigrated to Michigan from Lebanon at 16 to pursue my "American Dream." Don't try and guess my age.
My career began in a non-air-conditioned newsroom: I honed my skills as a writer & editor at my community newspaper by wearing many hats: I wrote obituaries, and op-eds, covered late-night council meetings, wrote and edited stories, and drank a TON of coffee.
I interviewed the Great Grandniece of Thomas Edison & met Elmo: I love helping nonprofits tell their stories by turning complex ideas into engaging content. At the Engineering Society of Detroit, I created local & national media campaigns and led ESD's award-winning magazine, among other things. At PBS, I oversaw a team of eleven staff members, wrote content for all print & digital platforms, and promoted PBS programming.
Being a wife and mother to my two children and a fur baby
Teaching writing to high school & college students
Writing personal essays and working on my memoir
Fun Fact: When I am not writing, teaching, or adulting, I dream in three languages (yes, it's a thing).