I’m a writer specializing in Los Angeles history. My regular blog posts for KCET.org and Gizmodo’s Southland tell often-surprising stories about Southern California’s past through the rich visual collections of L.A. as Subject members. My work has also appeared in Los Angeles magazine, Boat magazine, Ventura Blvd, The Public Historian, and other publications.

I work in USC’s historic Doheny Memorial Library, where I serve as manager of academic events and programming for the USC Libraries, the host institution for L.A. as Subject. In addition to my writing duties, I manage the libraries’ social media presence and as part of an amazing communications team help develop original programming.

Born and raised in suburban Orange County, California, I now live in downtown Los Angeles with my cat Marengo.