Writer, Editor, Writing Instructor
Specializing in narratives, case studies, white papers and more; usually in the fields of health care delivery, education, and international development.
Author of a new e-book on the skiing life, Snow Melts
From 1999 until 2007 I taught over 400 Harvard undergraduates their mandatory course in expository writing, and for even longer (until 2010) I taught arts criticism and travel writing at Harvard Extension School. Since 1992, I have published nearly 100 essays, articles, op-eds, reviews and more (some fiction too) in leading newspapers, magazines and literary journals in the U.S., Britain, and Australia. Some of those pieces can be found below.
I grew up in The Hague, the Netherlands, where I attended international schools and where my parents lived for 28 years; so it was always a place I went back to. I graduated from Yale University with a BA (magna cum laude) in history, and for the last 17 years have lived in Cambridge, Mass., where incidentally I was born.
Since 2011, I have been writing narrative case studies in the field of health care delivery, primarily for Dartmouth College but also including an ongoing series of fictional scenarios - set in the heretofore unknown U.S. state of Columbia - for Harvard School of Public Health.
Currently much of my work is for the office of President Jim Yong Kim at the World Bank Group in Washington.