I’m an investigative journalist based in San Francisco. I am currently a researcher at the Center for Investigative Reporting in Berkeley, where I’m working on stories about corruption in the U.S. Border Patrol. Before San Francisco, I lived in Washington, D.C., where I covered campaign finance and the election for the Center for Public Integrity, also a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative journalism center. I focused on outside spending in the election – Citizens United, super PACs, nonprofits, secret money and the like.
I am especially interested in international relations and social justice reporting, including mental health, prison reform and the like. My goal is to make people care about what’s happening around them.
Laguna Beach, Calif., is my hometown, but Portland, Ore., is where my heart is. I went to Reed College, a small, liberal arts college in Portland, where I majored in political science with a focus on international relations. I recently completed my master’s degree in journalism at American University in Washington, D.C.
My favorite activities include trying new foods, traveling, learning calligraphy and aerial silks.