Co-founder of Plympton, a literary studio. Journalist. Wrote a book (summarized on TED.com). Produced a documentary (94% on Rotten Tomatoes). Occasionally heard on NPR on Splendid Table. Coined "man date." Survived Colbert (Here's how).
Have worked for The New York Times, Knight News Challenge, and Upworthy.
Projects include NewsDiffs, Recovering the Classics, The Awesomest Journalism Party. Ever., a mythological allegory of Silicon Valley. Also creating a writing community in Downtown Las Vegas.
Boardmember for the Digital Public Library of America, Center for Public Integrity, Hacks/Hackers, Nieman Foundation advisory committee, Asian American Writers Workshop. An Esquire "Woman We Love." Majored in applied math at Harvard.