I’m editorial director for the Portfolio imprint at Penguin Random House, where I acquire and edit a wide range of commercial nonfiction for ambitious people, from idea-driven business books to narrative, biography, memoir, investigative journalism, and self-help. In the last decade I’ve published twelve New York Times bestsellers and seventeen Wall Street Journal bestsellers, including The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday; The Four by Scott Galloway; Captivate by Vanessa Van Edwards; Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke; Hooked by Nir Eyal; and American Kingpin by Nick Bilton.
Prior to joining Penguin in 2011, I was an editor at McGraw-Hill, where I built an exclusively business-focused list including The Laws of Subtraction by Matthew May; The Outstanding Organization by Karen Martin; and Likeable Social Media by Dave Kerpen; and PublicAffairs/Perseus, where I acquired and edited a range of history, economics, and current events titles including The Match King by Frank Partnoy; The Great Depression: A Diary by Benjamin Roth; and The Net Delusion by Evgeny Morozov.
Before publishing took over my life I taught ESL in Spain, 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 Cobble Hill, where I reside with my husband and daughter, along with our rescue dog, a deaf Cavalier King Charles spaniel named Ruby Roux.