Mischa Nachtigal

I like to tell stories and help others share their own. Traveling, cooking, hiking, movie-watching, reading and writing are some of my favorite things. I worked for TED.com as a blogger and consultant in New York, then I moved west and worked for Twitter on the media team in San Francisco.

Currently, I'm a product person and occasional curator for Upworthy, and a freelance writer. I'm also on the board of directors for Through The Kitchen Door, a non-profit that aims to empower low-income adults and youths, and the director of programming and a co-founder of San Francisco's Food + Farm Film Fest which had its first festival in March 2013 (it was awesome).

Some factoids you might care to know about me: I grew up in Costa Rica, studied literature and writing, and a horse once fell on me when I was seven.