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Summary of Qualifications

  • Experienced writer of news and feature stories
  • Self-starting, resourceful and creative
  • Widely published freelance author

Work History

Freelance Writer
February 1993 - present

Have written for The Washington Post Magazine, The Washington Post, TIME Asia, The Baltimore Sun, The Christian Science Monitor, The Wall Street Journal's weekly Asia edition, the Far Eastern Economic Review, and other magazines and newspapers.

Reporter, Marketwatch
August 2004 - present (Washington, DC)

  • Write news and feature stories about financial regulation, politics and corporations.

Reporter, The Gazette
January 2003 - August 2004 (Frederick, MD)

  • Wrote news and feature stories about politics, development and crime in Maryland's second largest city.

Reporter (part-time), OsterDowJones Commodity News
March 2002 - September 2002 (Washington, DC)

  • Wrote news stories about U.S. agriculture policy and politics.

Reporter, Bridge News (formerly Knight-Ridder Financial News)
June 1998 - September 2001 (Washington, D.C.)

  • Wrote news and feature stories on U.S. foreign and energy policy.
  • Assisted in coverage of White House, U.S. Commerce Department, U.S. Trade Representative's office, U.S. Congress.

Associate Producer, NHK-TV (The Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
November 1994 - June 1998 (Washington, D.C.)

  • Reported stories about the U.S. economy and U.S.-Japan economic relations.
  • Did field research for summit meetings, trade talks and documentaries.

Policy Analyst, The George C. Marshall Institute
October 1993 - November 1994 (Washington, D.C.)

  • Wrote research analyses of issues in U.S. environmental, health and defense policy.
  • Edited "Washington Roundtable" lecture series manuscripts for publication.

Assistant English Teacher, Japan Exchange and Teaching Program
August 1992 - August 1993 (Toi, Japan)

  • Taught English at Toi senior high school, Shizuoka prefecture.
  • Gave presentations, in Japanese, at Toi city hall about American culture.


  • B.A., cum laude, in International Relations, Bucknell University, May 1992.
    Academic minor, Japanese studies
  • Phi Eta Sigma and Mortar Board academic honor societies, Omicron Delta Kappa leadership society.

References available upon request

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