The first news article I ever wrote was awful. It was so bad my managing editor cut it from in the student newspaper. He told me the story needed “time to develop,” a kind way to say it was absolute garbage.
That was over five years ago, I haven't had a story cut since.
Currently, I'm an environmental reporter with The Arizona Republic/azcentral, one of the largest USA Today Network newsrooms in the country. I'm based in Phoenix, where I've been passionately reporting on topics, such as: the effect of the U.S.-Mexico border wall on wildlife migration, post-wildfire landscape rehabilitation and federal policies on public lands protection.
I graduated from Elon University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and international relations. So far, my reporting career has taken me to leprosy colonies in Brazil, refugee camps in Jordan, mass protests in Morocco, Confederate rallies in the South and so many other incredible places. On the field, I conduct interviews, take photos, record video and break news on social media. Off the field, I create data visualizations, produce multimedia story packages, craft social media strategies and can meet any deadline.
If you have any questions or want to talk about my work, employment or story tips please get in touch with me through any of the platforms below. I'd love to talk to you!