writing & speaking
I was invited to attend President Obama's SXSL event at The White House and wrote an essay about the experience from perspective of an Iranian immigrant, on the eve of a historic election. The essay was passed around The White House and President Obama publicly responded to it! I'm still glowing.
Bitten site content and newsletters which go out to thousands of subscribers
Dig Inn brand strategy and mission copy
Sound Tea strategy and website copy
Essays and stories...
A Lifetime of Food, short story published in Guernica Magazine
I've written for The Fader, Flavorpill, The Bellingham Herald, The Seattle Times and other publications.
I speak to brands about innovation, marketing and trends. In addition, at Bitten, I annually speak to audiences of 125-350 people.
Once, I said something embarrassing in a Mailchimp ad which aired at the top of Crimetown!
I LOVE speaking at conferences, be it giving keynotes or sitting on panels:
On the future of food, PSFK 2018 Annual Conference
How Brands Can Navigate the Shifting Landscape of Identity, curator + moderator, LMHQ
Future of Food Design panel, LMHQ + Local Projects
Food as a Pillar of Pop Culture keynote, Northside Innovation Festival
Brand communication workshop, Food Book Fair 2017
On Millennials keynote, Applied Brilliance Conference