RÉSUMÉ

RECENT EXPERIENCE 

The Boston Globe, Boston, MA
Features and enterprise reporter (May 2019 – present): Read my most recent work here.

The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC
Enterprise reporter (March 2015 – April 2018): covered major local and state news, including the Emanuel AME Church massacre and the Confederate flag’s removal from Statehouse grounds • reported and regularly broke news on K-12 schools and higher education issues • contributed to the newspaper’s Pulitzer Prize-finalist coverage of the 2015 fatal police shooting of Walter Scott • honored as a 2019 Pulitzer Prize finalist in feature writing for a series on the unjust execution of 14-year-old George Stinney Jr.

The Pacific Northwest Inlander, Spokane, WA 
Staff writer (May 2013 – February 2015): pitched and wrote long-form cover stories, news articles and blog posts for the Inland Northwest’s only alternative weekly • covered social issues and state politics • contributed to arts and culture coverage and cover packages • reported and wrote for a national award-winning series on Washington’s failing mental health system • stories on mass shooting survivors and Bigfoot believers featured on Longform.org

Mother Jones, San Francisco, CA 
Editorial fellow (June 2012 – April 2013): fact-checked long-form, investigative features • wrote dozens of stories and posts for the website’s environment, culture and politics blogs • researched, compiled and fact-checked more than 600 data points for an award-winning interactive investigation on mass shootings • wrote book reviews, pitched box ideas and researched sidebars for the magazine

The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH 
Statehouse News Bureau fellow (January – March 2012): wrote daily news and feature stories for the public affairs and city desks • covered state politics, county government, local courts and higher education • planned, reported and wrote for an award-winning enterprise package on the rise of prescription drug abuse in Ohio, including a long-form narrative about the death of a high school student by drug overdose

EDUCATION 

The Ohio State University 
Columbus, OH
B.A. with Honors in English
Graduated June 2012 summa cum laude

Minnesota Studies in International Development 
Jaipur, India
Economic development and Hindi
August – December 2010

SELECTED AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2020 • Pulitzer Prize finalist in feature writing, 2019 • 1st place Society for Features Journalism Award for features series or project, 2019 • 1st place Green Eyeshade Award for feature writing, 2019 • 1st place South Carolina Press Association Award for digital project, 2018 • 1st place South Carolina Press Association Award for profile writing, 2017 • 1st place South Carolina Press Association Award for lifestyle feature writing, 2017 • 1st place South Carolina Press Association Award for lifestyle feature writing, 2016 • 1st place South Carolina Press Association Award for short story, 2015 • 1st place Association of Alternative Newsmedia Award in public service journalism, 2015 • 1st place Association of Alternative Newsmedia Award in economic inequality reporting, 2014 • Sigma Delta Chi Award in public service journalism, 2014 • Scripps Howard Award finalist in community journalism, 2014 • 1st place Society of Professional Journalists Region 10 Award in government and political reporting, 2014 • John Jay College of Criminal Justice Langeloth Reporting Fellowship, 2013 • 1st place Society of Professional Journalists NorCal Award in breaking news reporting, 2013 • Sigma Delta Chi Award in non-deadline online reporting, 2012 • 1st place Ohio Associated Press Media Editors Award in enterprise reporting, 2012