Covering education is tough, gritty. It’s taken me from the depths of New York’s ground zero to the sunny plains of Spain. How does a U.S. college come back to life after losing students and space on 9/11? How do K-12 teachers, with so few resources, close the seemingly cavernous cultural gap between themselves and their students? These are just a few of the questions I’ve tackled on my favorite beat.
As the lead writer for PayScale.com, I learned to love the business beat. My stories focused on executive compensation, gender dynamics, personal finance and continuing education. That led to syndication at AOL and Yahoo, and later helped me land gigs with TheLadders and The Kellogg School of Management.
There’s never been a better time to be a woman. Or has there? We’re just as educated and able as our male counterparts - in some ways, we outshine them. Yet if we marry and have children, we can’t escape the question: Why can’t we have it all? We, more than our husbands, grapple with something called work-life balance, pay gaps and ceilings, glass or otherwise. We can do more. We can do better. As we do, the issues will keep me up at night.
Journalism is my addiction. Each story drives me to another.
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