I am a journalist based in, but not limited to, Dickinson, North Dakota. I report for a small but dynamic paper covering issues related to crime, local government, health, education and demographics in the Bakken. Previously I conducted research and managed social media accounts (which you can check out here) for NPR’s Diversity Office in Washington.

I came to journalism the old-fashioned way: after two years of traveling, teaching English in the Republic of Georgia, working at a dog daycare, and folding sweaters at a clothing store as a hapless post-grad with a B.A. in International Studies.

My work has been published on NPR’s Code Switch blog, UPI.com and McClatchyDC.com, and in the Sacramento Bee, Texas Tribune and Times of Northwest Indiana; I previously worked as a multimedia intern at the Agence France-Presse Washington bureau, where I packaged stories from the wire for clients around the world. I have an M.S. in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University (but some days I think the dog daycare better prepared me for this profession).

I love what I get to do and am always looking for ways to do it better. This site is my professional portfolio and a work in progress.  If you have any questions or just want to say hi, please send me an email or get in touch on Twitter (I promise I say worthwhile things sometimes).