As a lover of new places, people and experiences, I was fortunate enough to write about traveling to Italy summer of 2015, both for the Daily Utah Chronicle and the University of Utah's Learning Abroad Office.

I was also involved in the production of two student films made with support and training by the Genova-Liguria Film Commission which was, to put it simply, an absolute dream.

il mare

During a five week stay in Genova, Italy, I wrote, directed and produced this student short film dedicated to one of my life long loves: the sea.


I also had the opportunity to write and act in my talented friend Maggie Glendenning's short film about (what else?) amore in Italy.


Award-Winning columns from Italy

I was honored to take home the Utah Press Association's 1st Place Best Feature Series award and the 1st place Mark of Excellence award for General Column Writing for the 5-part series I wrote while abroad.

Begin with part 1 - "A kitchen is just a kitchen" >>