Writer/editor at Nazareth College
- “Everybody can be a killer. Everybody can be a survivor. Everybody can be a victim.” Holocaust researcher Father Patrick Desbois gave me chills.
- Created story, and its web page, about media marathoning trend. (Photo, at right, by Alex Shukoff.)
- College students tackling public health, education, environment, poverty, and human rights problems win a trip to an international conference.
- Stepping out of their comfort zone: Interning internationally.
- 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.)
- The Tension Tango cover story, Bp Magazine Fall 2012 published story.
- Making art accessible: Cultural institutions offer programs for people who are blind, deaf or have dementia. Accessible art story Aug 2012 Democrat and Chronicle
- The Children’s Agenda Decade of Decline 2011 report: This report includes three stories I wrote: A local mom helped by the Nurse-Family Partnership, a child care provider who couldn’t afford care at the center where she works and a teenager whose life turned around with the help of a quality after-school program. Those real-life stories brought to life the issues cited and “transformed” the report, the nonprofit agency said.
- Gail Sheehy: Feature story published at HerRochester.com, Gail Sheehy speaks from experience on caregiving
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.