About Me

I am a professor, media producer, and story consultant. I have a doctorate in psychology from Indiana University and a decade of experience researching how humans think. I also have years of experience in story crafting, working as a journalist producing stories for NPR and training individuals in the art of personal narrative as the founder and executive director of Capital Storytelling and the founding consultant at Stories of Science.

As a story consultant, I work with businesses in their marketing strategies, coach researchers in effective presentation of data through storytelling, and work with individuals to support them in public presentations, job interviews, and speaking engagements– all by teaching them how to use narrative to connect with and compel listeners. I also make a mean breakfast burrito. I’d love to work with you (on storytelling, not breakfast burritos). Shoot me a message and let’s talk.