On assignment to repair the world with words.

In 2018, when the worst wildfires in the history of California raged just north of my home, it fueled my urgency to do something.

That's why my focus has turned to writing about girls and women who are changing the world.

I wept while writing about the 4 teen eco-activists hustling to save the planet — and the moms who make their work possible for The Washington Post.

As the mother of two daughters in the San Francisco Bay Area, I write to make the world a better place.