About

Hi! I’m a writer and editor who recently moved to Hanover, N.H., with my dog Ronan after 11 years in New York City to write a pretty wild book. I was born in Youngstown, Ohio, as Elizabeth, but became “Betsy” via an argument my parents had.

My articles and personal essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, USA Today, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Foreign Policy and Real Simple. I was also a columnist for Women’s Magazine in Boulder, Colo.

In a past life, I worked for the Associated Press in 2004 in Athens, Greece, and later transferred to New York City to cover the financial industry for four years, despite not knowing anything, really, about finance. I earned my bachelor’s degree in psychology from American University and have a master’s in journalism from Ohio University.

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