I’m a freelance journalist based in New York City. I was co-founder and editorial director of The War Horse and, earlier, founding publisher of The Big Roundtable — renamed The Delacorte Review in 2018 after being acquired by Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism.
From 2013 to 2016, I served as digital journalist for a multiplatform documentary project called The Truth About Trees, which was supported by a major grant from the National Science Foundation.
As a research fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism, I reported and wrote “All the Space in the World: The Future of Digital Longform Project.” The five-part piece was re-published in Tales From the Great Disruption, a book about journalism’s digital revolution, with a focus on longform narrative nonfiction.
I served as adjunct faculty at Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism from 2014 through 2017.
Before moving to New York City, I worked on pictures for the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco 49ers and handled lighting for commercial shoots at the San Francisco Opera, Stanford Medical Center, Culinary Institute of America, and Cakebread Winery, among others. I was the photo editor for The Daily Californian, Berkeley's award-winning independent newspaper.
I’m a Washington, D.C. native and a graduate of UC Berkeley (BA History) and Columbia University (MS Journalism). My work has appeared in The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, The Village Voice, Reuters, The New York Times, and on NBC News Digital, among others. The Oxford comma is the most correct. Old soul, young heart. Coffee is my life force.
Hope and healing are common denominators in the stories I seek out. Stories of renewal are too often overlooked. But pain and healing are equal parts of the human condition.