In my previous life I was a journalist/writer.
A selection of published articles/features/blogs
In 2013 The Rockefeller Foundation and Next City aimed to start a dialog about the informal economy and the impact it has on developing cities. I was one of six writers selected around the world to research and tell stories from the informal city.
Check out my feature story on Lima's Transportation Woes
You can read all of my Informal City Dialogues articles here.
Sounds and Colours
In 2015 I contributed to Sounds and Colours Peru, a book, CD and DVD taking a look at contemporary Peruvian culture, and the musical, cultural and folkloric icons that continue to have a big impact on the country’s identity. I contributed to the book with an article on Peru's music pirates
ISBN: 978-0-9927043-2-2 Sounds and Colours: Peru - Out Now
"Across 200 pages, 19 tracks and 2 hours of DVD video, we show another side of Peru, bringing life to this multicultural nation. From the indigenous traditions of the Andes, to the country’s reinstatement of its Afro-Peruvian identity, and on to the contemporary art, film and music that thrives on the coast. We worked with a team of writers, researchers, film-makers, musicians, artists and illustrators from around the world to put together Sounds and Colours Peru, a unique guide to Peruvian culture made with love, passion and integrity."
Founded in 1985, Semana Economica is Peru's leading business and economics magazine.