I write about science, people, the environment and where they intersect.
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. Over the years, my work has also appeared in The Atlantic, The Associated Press, the Alaska Journal of Commerce and the Anchorage Daily News.
In July 2015, I took a job as a government and resources reporter with the Peninsula Clarion in Kenai, Alaska. One of the things I love about journalism is the incredible diversity that telling stories entails. I've covered the highly political fishing industry, our changing environment, local, state and federal government, digging through documents in preparation for an interview with a senator. I've ridden in the back of a float plane to reach a remote river where salmon are colonizing empty lakes and sat on bench at a state fair and listened to the life story of a career sword swallower. What it boils down to is that journalism is about people, and people never fail to fascinate me.
I'm available for freelance work, both editing and writing. As mentioned above, I have freelanced for multiple organizations in a variety of fields and am open to collaborations and ongoing professional relationships.