Cecilia is a feature writer and editor specializing in long-form journalism, with expertise in education, psychology, health, and media. She has written for The New York Times Education Life section for twelve years, and The Washington Post Health section for four years before that. Cecilia’s features also have appeared in The Washington Post Magazine, The New York Observer, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Premiere, Parents, Washingtonian, Psychotherapy Networker, and Psychology Today magazine and its blog on aging and elder care. She was a staff writer and editor in New York City for Adweek, Money and Norman Lear’s Channels magazines.

Cecilia has taught writing as an adjunct professor at American University’s School of Communication for 21 years. She holds a master’s degree in journalism, and completed advanced studies in developmental psychology. She serves as a member of the Journalism Advisory Board for Temple University’s Lew Klein College of Media and Communication.