The first article I ever wrote was awful. It was so bad my managing editor cut it from the student newspaper because it needed “time to develop.” His way of saying the story was absolute garbage.
That was more than six years ago, I haven't had a story cut since.
Currently, I am a reporter for The Southeast Asia Globe covering news and the environment. I'm based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where I passionately report on topics, such as: coastal conditions, renewable energy development, water resources and forest health. Before joining The Globe, I covered the environment for The Arizona Republic with USA TODAY.
So far, my reporting career has taken me to crocodile farms in Cambodia, leprosy colonies in Brazil, papal visits in Morocco, refugee camps in Jordan, 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 and craft social media strategies.