I’m a writer and health advocate based in Seattle. I have an MPH in Health Services/Maternal & Child Health and an MFA in Creative Writing, both from the University of Washington. I combine these to write about health, science, food, policy, and some irrelevant things. I have also spent over a decade working in youth development and advocacy. I do not, I’m sorry to say, have a pet sloth.
I care about nutrition, social justice, food systems, quality health care and health education access, words and stories, community, sustainability, and the natural world. I spend time writing, working, frolicking, cooking, foraging, advocating, reading, and researching. I frequent farmers’ markets, share meals, and seek out interesting and kind people.
I like the bumper sticker that says, “I’d rather be here, now,” but in reality I’d probably rather be picking berries.
I’ve been published in sources including Issues in Science and Technology Magazine, the New York Times food blog, The Atlantic, JT News, and the Jew and the Carrot blog. You can check out my writing website here.
Contact me at debs at seattle local food dot com
Photo by Jessica Gaillard