No Passport Required

The first season of No Passport Required aired in summer 2018 on PBS. Hosted by chef Marcus Samuelsson, each of the six episodes took viewers into a specific immigrant community in a different American city — from Miami to Queens — to learn more about food culture and the people behind it.

My role as co-executive producer includes pitching the show to networks, researching episodes and storylines, working on edits, creating style guides and language standards, conceptualizing and leading editorial for sponsorship and marketing opportunities, and spearheading the on-platform and social content and strategy for promotion on and six Eater city sites.


Below is a selection of podcasts I’ve been featured on, where I’ve talked about topics I’m passionate about that intersect with the world of food and dining culture — whether that’s baseball stadium food or the importance of thinking about race and identity in food media.

Public speaking, conferences, panel moderation

I speak frequently at conferences and industry events about food culture, food media, digital media, and leading inclusive newsrooms. I’ve lead panels in moderation roles and in workshop formats.

I’m passionate about inclusive workplaces and inclusive content. I often judge journalism competitions, and I have mentored, tutored, and volunteered at organizations including Boys & Girls Clubs, 826NYC, and KIPP Scribes.

I’d love to hear from you. For speaking opportunities or other queries, please email me.