At Sarah Lawrence College, she studied literature, philosophy, and theatre. She spent her junior year in Paris, where she learned a little about “Art” and a lot about people watching. After college, she moved to New York City’s Little Italy and pursued her dream of being an actor, which included a requisite number of waitressing gigs. She performed in art installations, Off-Off-Broadway and Regional theatre, and independent video projects.
She began to learn about taste and terroir by sampling Parmegiano Reggiano with commentary from Louie, the owner of the famous cheese store Di Palo’s in Little Italy, and about business at her corporate temp jobs, and three years at an investment bank.
Jocelyn was an assistant director at a gallery and performance space in Soho where she managed the daily operations, and planned, developed and wrote grant applications in the foundation, corporate and government sectors. Later, she worked for ten years as an associate producer in the corporate arena for national meetings, broadcasts, webcasts, and videos.
In 2010, Jocelyn moved to Connecticut and started a blog called Foodie Fatale. Soon after, she wrote for the independent newspaper The New Haven Advocate and within a few more months, The New Haven Register, Connecticut Magazine and Yankee Magazine. Later, The Washington Post, Saveur, The Boston Globe, Food and Wine, and Parade Magazine. Her writing often explores the stories behind the food we eat and the ways in which food inspires community. Since 2015, she’s also developed more than 30 recipes for Parade’s Relish Magazine.
Jocelyn produced and hosted an NPR radio pilot Foodie Fatale, with guest Roadfood’s Michael Stern, and has been a guest on a variety of radio and TV programs including regular guest spots cooking on Better Connecticut. She now works closely as an associate for a New Haven-based author, mediator and trainer, teaches writing to developmentally disabled adults, and continues to pursue a variety of food-based projects.