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 Cambodia, where I passionately report on range of topics, including river management, wildlife conservation and fisheries policies. Through a collaboration between The Globe and The Pulitzer Center, I am also a part of the Rainforest Investigations Network where I am covering transboundary forest management, legal privatization of protected areas and the wildlife trade.
Before joining The Globe, I covered the environment for The Arizona Republic, as part of USA TODAY. Besides the deserts of the Southwest, my career has taken me landmine fields in Cambodia, leprosy colonies in Brazil, protests in Morocco, refugee camps in Jordan and so many other incredible places. And I don't plan on leaving this industry any time soon.