I’m a senior editor at Penguin Random House, where I acquire and edit a wide range of idea-driven nonfiction, narrative, biography, memoir, investigative journalism, and prescriptive books for the Portfolio, Current, and Sentinel imprints. My list includes Nick Bilton’s Hatching Twitter, a deeply researched account of the company’s founding; Douglas Rushkoff’s Present Shock, an exploration of how technology manipulates the human sense of time; Senator Marco Rubio’s memoir An American Son, which spent five weeks on the New York Times bestseller list; and Ryan Holiday’s national bestseller Trust Me, I’m Lying, which examines how marketers manipulate the media. I was also the U.S. acquiring editor of Morrissey’s Autobiography, as part of a unique collaboration between G.P. Putnam’s Sons, Portfolio, and Penguin Classics.
Previously, I was an editor at McGraw-Hill and an associate editor at PublicAffairs. My past lists have included marketing guru Dave Kerpen’s New York Times bestseller Likeable Social Media; media scholar Evgeny Morozov’s The Net Delusion, a New York Times Notable Book and winner of The Kennedy School of Government’s Goldsmith Book Prize; and Frank Partnoy’s The Match King, a finalist for the FT/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year award.
Before publishing took over my life I taught ESL in Salamanca and Madrid, read lots of Terry Pratchett, went to an international high school in Athens, Greece, and studied sociology and public health at Brown University in Providence, RI. Currently I’m enjoying life as a Brooklyn stereotype in Greenpoint, where I reside with my husband and our rescue dog, a deaf Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Ruby Roux.