I’m a sports writer and producer for Boston.com, the free website of The Boston Globe. I’m originally from San Francisco and a graduate of California State University, Chico. I’ve been writing for newspapers since 2003, covering sports in Massachusetts and California as well as municipalities like Oakland, Calif., and Nevada City, Calif. I’ve also penned an award-winning column for The Union’s sports section, touching on preps, pro and community sports. Since I’ve been at the Globe, I’ve helped cover the NBA Finals, the Stanley Cup Finals and a Super Bowl. I’ll call it a coincidence that Boston.com has taken two Top 10 APSE awards for its sports section during my tenure.
My focus at work is often football related, whether that’s the New England Patriots or high schools. But I’m also known to tweet about the Boston Celtics. I freelance on the side, too.
If you’re wondering, my name is Swahili. It means “beautiful” or “handsome.” And if you believe everything you read, it also means I’m a girl.
I’m a connoisseur of popcorn flicks. I love good cinematography, awkward situational comedies and a cacophony of explosions to keep my attention deficit disorder at bay. Just kidding. Slightly.
The only musicals I like are old ones.
Politics are fun … and wholly depressing.
My current favorite drink is a Greyhound. No salt.
I practice the Secret. But I’ve never read the book.
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