I cover the fishing industry, the environment, the local government and other hard news on the Kenai Peninsula in southcentral Alaska.
I graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a BA in journalism in December 2014.
I spent three years working for The Columbia Chronicle and freelancing for Chicago Talks and various other news organizations in the Chicago area, including the Kankakee Daily Journal, Marketplace Radio, WBEZ and The ABA Journal. I've worked with several health care trade publications as well, giving me a glimpse into the complicated issues in the medical industry.
In July 2015, I took a job as a government and resources reporter with the Peninsula Clarion in Kenai, Alaska. I cover the highly political fishing industry as well as the oil and gas industry, both of which employ a huge portion of Alaskans. I specialize in providing an unusual angle to ordinary stories and being as responsible with my sources and stories as I can while still hitting hard.
I'm available for freelance work, both editing and writing. As mentioned above, I have freelanced for multiple organizations — including the Atlantic — and am open to collaborations and ongoing professional relationships.