Before I dove into programming, I was a freelance writer. My work has appeared in numerous outlets including Skift, Business Insider, Quartz, City Limits Magazine, The Atlantic Business, WNYC, MSN Money, MarketWatch Minyanville, Post Road Magazine, The L Magazine, and DNAinfo.
I lived in Japan for over three years, where I taught in the public junior high schools in Yokohama. While I was there I helped start Yokohama Seasider, Koe, and Japan Beer Times, three culture magazines. I wrote, reported, took photos, and translated for those publications. I am passed the Japanese Language Proficiency Test at level 2. I still translate Japanese news broadcasts for American audiences on a freelance basis.