I’m a journalist who tells stories through audio, the written word and in the digital space. I want my work to make public policy tangible, inspire curiosity and give people a reason to pay attention in the community around them and those farther away. It’s a goal large enough to keep me occupied for a lifetime.
I previously reported and edited digital coverage for Tucson’s NPR affiliate, Arizona Public Media. There I was the inside collaborator for Dímelo: Stories of the Southwest, a project of AIR’s Localore: Finding America. Basically, an effort to bring new, more diverse, vibrant stories to public media.
In college, I interned at newsrooms of all sizes from a hyper-local online start-up to NPR’s West-Coast headquarters in Culver City, California. The summer I graduated coincided with an unprecedented influx in unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America. I covered the issue as a Pulliam Fellow for the Arizona Republic and was part of a team honored with the Hillman Prize for our work. I also reported on county government and K-12 education for the Arizona Daily Star, Arizona’s second-largest daily paper.
I’m happiest when I’m learning– whether it’s at a late-night school board meeting, on the range at a southern Arizona cattle ranch or re-vamping radio stories to look great online.
I am eternally grateful for the mentoring of The New York Times Student Journalism Institute, the Chips Quinn Scholars Program, AIR’s New Voices and the Dow Jones Multimedia Training Institute.
Outside of journalism, I’m a serial hobbyist. Find me at a Latin dance or yoga class, the climbing gym, hiking, with my nose in a book, a podcast in my ears or a cup of coffee in my hand.
Currently: I’m re-discovering Phoenix and it’s neighbors. Tell me about your favorite Valley haunt.