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2021 4/Oct

I’m so grateful Longreads interviewed me about my newsletter Immigrant Strong. In this Q&A, I discuss why the last presidential election did not negate the need for more storytelling by immigrants; what themes I look for when I curate essays for the newsletter; and some thoughts on my recent trip to Croatia. To sign up […]

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2019 20/Oct

New Women New Yorkers recently interviewed me about my newsletter, Immigrant Strong. I talk about why I started the newsletter, list some of my favorite immigrant authors, even mention a Croatian dish I enjoy.

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2019 20/Oct

Back in August, I published this essay about parenting between the extremes of two cultures for the Washington Post’s On Parenting blog, my second time publishing in that column. If you are curious about some of the places in Croatia I mention in the essay, check out this post in my newsletter for some photos.

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2019 1/Jul

I feel very grateful I got to publish this essay about tennis, identity and immigration in The New York Times. If you are interested in some behind-the-scenes info about the piece, you can read this post in my Immigrant Strong newsletter.

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2019 19/Jun

Last month, I started a newsletter, Immigrant Strong, which features links to books, essays, op-eds and other work by immigrants and children of immigrants. The writing usually focuses on some aspect of immigrant life—the struggles, the triumphs and the quirks. I want to do what I can to help elevate immigrant authors, both established and […]

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2018 13/Mar

I recently had the opportunity to serve as a mentor at Women’s Foreign Policy Group’s annual mentoring event at New York University. This was my fourth time serving as a mentor and it was great to connect with so many young women looking to get into foreign policy, international relations, communications and advocacy. More than […]

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2018 16/Jan

I loved interviewing social entrepreneurs for this story for Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy. They are all great examples of combining business with social good.

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