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OTHER WRITING

IMMIGRATION & LANGUAGE

Using immigrants as political pawns is harmful. Unfortunately, it’s part of our history, Chicago Tribune, 2022 

Op-Ed: A notebook with family recipes reminds me of Ukraine’s strength, Los Angeles Times, 2022

Immigrants walk a tightrope between two cultures. That's especially true for parents. Insider, 2022

Immigration All Over Again: Americans from the former Soviet Union Rally in support of Ukraine, 

Los Angeles Review of Books, 2022

The 'Polyglot Boardinghouse' and the Many Benefits of Bilingualism, New York School Talk, 2022

The 'Immigrant Mentality' Has Hijacked My Pandemic Cooking, and I’m Grateful, Beacon Broadside, 2021

The Very Real Correlation Between Bilingualism and Advanced Executive Function: The Continued Stigma of Speaking Other Languages in America, Despite the Lifelong Benefits, Literary Hub, 2021


My Kids Can’t Sing Along to Sesame Street, But They Know Our Family’s Culture,
 Parents.com, 2020

What Do You Do When Your Beloved Childhood Books Scare the Crap Out of Your Kids? Kveller, 2018

Bilingual Parenting Matters — Even if the White House Says It Doesn't, SheKnows, 2018

A Lot of Our Ideas About Bilingual Children Are Total Myths, Quartz, 2017

My First Real Apartment Gave Me an Identity Crisis, Brit + Co, 2017

The Dinner Party (short story), Volume 1 Brooklyn, 2011

Distant Horrors (Gulag exhibit comes to Ellis Island), The Moscow Times, 2007

Single White Russian (Soviet immigrants look to online dating) The Moscow Times, 2007

PARENTING 

 

The Particular Horror of Long Commutes for Young Families, The New York Times, 2018

Four challenges work-from-home parents will recognize, and how to keep them in check, The Washington Post, 2018. 

This One Is for the Mom Who Is Heading Back to Work, Scary Mommy,  2017 

How New Mothers Can Avoid Injury When Starting to Exercise Again, The Washington Post, 2016

Six Parenting Lessons I Learned as a Restaurant Server, Kveller, 2016

Five Suggestions for Baby-Proofing Your Job Interview, The Washington Post, 2015

NONPROFIT WRITING

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at What It Takes to Serve 1,700 Meals Daily in the Tenderloin, St. Anthony Foundation, 2023

A Gift of Recovery for Father's Day, St. Anthony Foundation, 2023

Bringing treatment and hope to diabetes patients in San Francisco, St. Anthony Foundation, 2023

To Keep San Franciscans Safe, This Team Uses Compassion Instead of Force, St. Anthony Foundation, 2023

Starting over at St. Anthony’s, One Day at a Time, St. Anthony Foundation, 2023
 

Drawing strength from community: staff member opens up about his recovery journey, St. Anthony Foundation, 2023

 

CULTURE/FEATURE STORIES

The Contemporary Jewish Museum: What's Inside Liebskind's Box, SF Weekly, 2008

Tourists Live It Up While Poor San Franciscans Take Stay-Cations, SF Weekly, 2008

Community-Supported Agriculture: Fresh Boost for Organic Food, Dow Jones Newswires, 2007

Luck be a Lady Tonight: Port Chester Resident Wins 150 Grand in Lottery, Westmore News, 2006

Candidates Accuse Town of Questionable Purchases, Westmore News, 2005

Interview with NPR Fresh Air's Terry Gross, The Advocate Newspaper, CUNY Graduate Center, 2005

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