Writer/editor at Nazareth College

Freelance writing

  • Lessons Learned from the Boomer Mentors Initiative: Interviewed mentors/mentees, wrote 12-page report, and took photographs for this Boomer Mentors Report 2014 for Rochester Area Community Foundation.
  • Thirsty for solutions: Using education and innovation to tackle drinking water problems, plus multiple other stories on the theme of water, Pulteney Street Survey, Summer 2013. (Click on the magnifying glass and type Swingle. My stories start on pages 33, 39, 50, 54, 65 and 67 in the e-version.)

Easy Oars screen grab

Sea Swept screen grab

Thirsty for Solutions screen grab Summer2013






Journalism (staff writer)

  • Sense of Compassion: Nine months after being paralyzed in a bicycle accident, Dr. Brad Berk, the chief executive at University of Rochester Medical Center, talks about his recovery and the new mindset he brings as he returns to work  full time. Published in the Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester NY, Page 1A.
  • Digital tools can help put fitness goals on track: Websites, apps and gadgets can help with health goals, but they won’t do the hard work for you. Published in USA Today.
  • Shaping up Santa: His jolly, ho-ho-ho attitude suggests good mental health, but that plump belly is a risk to Santa’s health. This feature story has some fun while sharing accurate health information. Published in the Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester NY, on the cover of the Living section.
  • Finding His Place: Ben and his buddy, Burt: Over many pre-dawn visits to dairy farms, a teen with autism forms a special bond with a milk truck driver. Published in the Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester NY, on the cover of the Living section.
  • People find serenity in the decision to change their gender.

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