Photo by Wei Zhang

Photo by Wei Zhang

At the age of 24 I took a leap of faith and became a writer. I started out crafting compelling fashion and culture stories for LA magazines and websites. It wasn't long before I was writing and producing celebrity cover stories, feature interviews, lifestyle stories, and fashion editorials for international editions of ELLE, Harper's Bazaar, and Marie Claire. 

But my world view really transformed when I began working with Condé Nast Traveler China in 2012 for their April 2013 launch. A road trip along the California Coast brought my real love for exploring how humans interact with the world to the forefront of my consciousness. I became hooked on seeing the big picture and the most intimate little details of the planet—of life—and sharing my perspective on it all. 

I'm also a huge wildlife and coastal conservation enthusiast, which inspired me to shift my focus as a writer to environmental stewardship and social advocacy. I had the opportunity to work with Thrive Market as the lifestyle editor creating content to educate readers about conscious living. Nowadays much of my writing reflects my commitment to these issues.

I geek out on natural history and travel at Everything is Nature.

In my free time I like to volunteer with Audubon Center at Debs ParkHeal the Bay, and Wildlife Waystation.

I'm also a singer, drummer, and bass player. I just can't stop making stuff.

Please feel free to contact me about commissions, collaborations, syndication—or just to chat about whatever you're stoked on! Thanks!

-Dana