I'm a staff writer at the Phoenix New Times. Prior to moving to Arizona, I worked for the New Times Broward-Palm Beach.
My main focus is narrative feature writing, and I’ve written longform cover stories about a pioneering 1980s TV newscaster, the modern-day fight for voting rights, fatal police shootings in South Florida and rural northern Arizona, the rapper Kodak Black, a murder suspect who escaped from jail, and Phoenix's struggle to build a real downtown.
My reporting on how Motel 6 shared private guest information with federal immigration agents received a George Polk Award as well as honors from the Sidney Hillman Foundation, Arizona Press Club, and Best of the West competition.
In 2016, I earned a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and received a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship, awarded to the top five students in each graduating class.
Prior to working in journalism full-time, I studied writing at Hamilton College, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. I also had various odd jobs arranging flowers, catsitting, managing a yoga studio, and answering phones in Rhode Island, Oregon, New Hampshire, and New York.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or subscribe to my email newsletter for infrequent updates.
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