Food and Lifestyle Journalist
Kirsten Nunez is a food and lifestyle journalist based in Beacon, New York. Since 2014, she has worked as a freelance editor and writer for more than 15 digital and print publications. Kirsten has a B.S. in Dietetics with a minor in Health & Wellness from the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Oneonta and a M.S. in Nutrition from Texas Women’s University.
Her writing career started in a strange and unexpected way. For as long as she can remember, Kirsten has been an avid crafter. (In fact, she jokes that she has been crafting since the womb.) And while she pursued an education in nutrition, she always felt the need to stay creative, whether it be through crafts or writing. Naturally, Kirsten loved the occasional nutrition or food writing assignments. She didn’t realize it at the time, but it was a sneak peek into the best way to mesh her passions.
In 2010, Kirsten launched a DIY blog called Studs & Pearls. All she wanted was to share her crafty ideas while plugging away at graduate school. But before she knew it, her blog was one of the top DIY blogs. Then, in 2013, she landed book deal. Kirsten published a DIY fashion book, Studs & Pearls: 30 Creative Projects for Customized Fashion, in May 2014. She began to pick up more and more writing gigs.
And then one day, it clicked – writing for “lifestyle” verticals is the perfect way to mesh her passions for health, food, and DIY. This is where food journalism comes in. To her, creating delicious recipes is like making “craft projects for your stomach.”
These days, Kirsten spends her time exploring the beautiful Hudson Valley, working out in spin class, and making delicious concoctions in her studio apartment. Her work has appeared in outlets such as eHow, Extra Crispy, Food & Wine, and more. To learn more about her experience, visit her online portfolio.