I began this site in 2008 in an effort to bring some structure to a long held habit: taking notes about the books I read in a seemingly endless number of notebooks, which then piled up, never to be opened again. I thought a website would make that habit more fruitful and fun, serving as a reference, something the notebooks never did. It did that handily, and more, including making space for me to write and think about adjacent things.
A dozen years later and this site has become the place where I think, often but not exclusively about books—but then books are a means of listening to the thoughts of others so that you can hear your own thoughts more clearly. Contributions have waxed and waned over the years as life got busy, but I never stopped reading, and I always come back.
In my career, I have worked as an editor, UX leader, and product strategist, bringing a cross-disciplinary perspective to the work of building teams, products, and organizations. I am an experienced manager and leader, known for fostering resilient, diverse, remote-first cultures that bring out the best of every member of the team.
I am currently editorial lead at The COVID Tracking Project, where I help to publish clear, humane, and accessible analyses about COVID-19 in the US.
Most recently, I served as VP of Product at Vox Media, where I led the product team building their digital publishing platform, Chorus. Prior to joining Vox Media, I co-founded and served as CEO of Editorially, a tool for collaborative writing and editing. I am also co-founder and former editor-in-chief of A Book Apart and a former contributing editor for A List Apart. I previously served as communications director at Typekit and as creative director at the independent and employee-owned publisher, W. W. Norton & Company.
I live in Philadelphia.