meI am a journalist and writer who was born in Minnesota but grew up in Toulouse France.  I am a graduate of the London School of Economics, (BSc. in International Relations), of Columbia University’s School of the Arts (MFA in Playwriting) and Columbia University’s School of Journalism (MS in Journalism with a magazine concentration).  At Columbia’s Journalism School, I covered the midtown arts, science, health and conflicts (the Ivory Coast).  I was awarded the John Horgan Award for Critical Science Journalism at graduation by the School’s alumni.  I also pursued photojournalism at Columbia’s Journalism School, and have posted some of my work on this site.  You can view my complete portfolio at scully-photo.com.

I am currently interning at Audubon Magazine, and in the past, I have interned at WOR 710 Radio (as a Newsroom field reporter), Condé Nast Traveler Magazine (in the photo department) and at Bon Appétit Magazine (in the editorial department).  I have worked as a staff writer and theater columnist for Inside New York.  I have written for Audubon Magazine’s Blog NarrativelySpectrum the Columbia School of Social Work’s magazine; two Columbia Journalism websites, The Columbia Journalist and The Midtown Gazette; and the TCG Circle.

I am also a playwright and write under the penname Simone Marie Martelle.  For more about my creative work, visit simonemartelle.com