︎ Freelance Writer

I’m a freelance journalist and essayist. I have eclectic interests and write about a range of topics, including art, culture, food, lifestyle, and the immigrant experience. Some things I’ve written about include: Los Angeles, the impermanence of renting, farmers markets, Russian-speaking banquet hallsimmigrant nostalgia, useless bodiesrelationships, friendship breakups, friendship coachesshame, cockroaches, a dinner cruise, post-Soviet writerswhat it means to be a good immigrant daughter, cheeky paintings of modern fairytales, women artists reimagining the landscapeand a queer cruising paradise. My essays have been featured in the LAist newsletter, the New York Times newsletter, and Memoir Monday. I was a guest on LAist 89.3 Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Air Talk with Larry Mantle reporting on my story, LA Runs on Fusion Cuisine. In summer 2024, I was Dinty W. Moore’s teaching assistant and a fellow at the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop. Check out more of my writing here