I 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) and of Columbia University’s School of the Arts (MFA in Playwriting). I recently graduated from Columbia University’s School of Journalism with an MS in Journalism (with a magazine concentration), where I covered midtown arts and culture, science and conservation, health and conflicts (the Ivory Coast in particular). 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.
As a journalist, 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 Spectrum, 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