It has been wonderful to publish in The New York Times, The Atlantic's health section, and other popular outlets.
Writing for the popular press has felt like learning in a whole new language. The rules of academic writing do not apply.
Through luck, the smoking hot wisdom of a nationally prominent education writer, and invaluable training as part of Dartmouth's chapter of the Op-Ed Project, I've been able to write about what moves me.
For tips on how (and why) academics can (should!) write for the popular press, check out this interview on episode #61 of the popular podcast #AmWriting hosted by Jessica Lahey and her former New York Times editor KJ Dell'Antonia.