WRITING EXPERIENCE
  • Contributor, Fodor's New Orleans (2011-present)
    Revised and substantially expanded restaurant, nightlife and neighborhood coverage.

  • Author, New Orleans' Best Bars (2010)
    iPhone app that features the city's greatest bars.

  • Local Editor, Zagat/Google Survey New Orleans (2006-present)
    Editor of restaurant, nightlife, and shopping listings.

  • Featured contributor and columnist, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune (2008-present)
    Write regular features on dining and drinks; contribute weekly New Orleans Drinks column.

  • Author, New Orleans' Best Bars (2010)
    Wrote an iPhone app guide to the city's best bars.

  • Author, Night+Day New Orleans (Feb. 2007; Mar. 2009)
    Wrote and edited a complete guide to post-Katrina New Orleans.

  • Food Editor, OffBeat Magazine (2006-2008)
    Contributed monthly review and features on food and entertainment.

  • Food Critic and Contributor, Gayot.com (2006-2008)
    Reviewed restaurants and covered the New Orleans dining scene.

  • Dining and Wine Editor, New Orleans Magazine (2006)
    Wrote monthly restaurant reviews.

  • Food Critic and Contributing Writer, Gambit Weekly (2004-05)
    Wrote a weekly restaurant review, a food news column, CD and book reviews and features on music, nightlife and food culture.

  • Freelance Writer (2004-present)
    Contributed columns, features and reviews to the Food Arts, Go Magazine (AirTran inflight), Cheers Magazine, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and Honest Tunes.

OTHER EXPERIENCE
  • Professional Member, The James Beard Foundation (2008-present)
    Judge for annual restaurant awards.

  • Lecturer, Tulane University (2004-present)
    Teach Spanish literature, grammar and conversation classes.

  • Volunteer Host, eGullet Society for Culinary Arts (2007-2009)
    Host for regional food and culinary culture discussion forums.

  • Trustee, Telluride Association, Inc. (1996-2008)
    Helped oversee non-profit educational foundation and chaired committee that managed $45 million endowment.

  • Graduate Instructor, University of Virginia (1997-2003)
    Taught Spanish grammar and literature classes. President of the graudate student council.

  • Lecturer, University of Lille, France (1996-97)
    Taught English conversation classes.

EDUCATION
  • 2004 -- Ph.D., Spanish Literature, University of Virginia (Raven Society Member)
  • 1996 -- A.B., summa cum laude, Comparative Literature, Washington University in St. Louis
  • 1994 -- Junior Year Abroad, University of Salamanca, Spain

INTERESTS
  • Food, nightlife, cocktails, jazz, travel, education and the non-profit sector.