Nebraska farm girl.


Former foreign correspondent in China, Cambodia, Kenya, South Africa.


Former U.N. correspondent for The Associated Press and supervisor of the AP International Desk.


Daily newspaper experience: General assignment reporter, The Lincoln (Neb.) Star; copy editor, Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald; education reporter, Springfield (Mo.) Daily News.


Contributing reporter/photographer experience: The Dallas Morning News, Newsday of New York, Toronto Globe and Mail, The Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Examiner.


Magazine contributor experience: Businessweek, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, People.


Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, majors in Political Science and Journalism.

Master of Fine Arts in Writing degree from Goddard College, focus on creative nonfiction.



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