I found my love for writing in sixth grade when I filled my first diary front to back.
Since then, I received my master’s degree from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, traveled to South Africa to report on gender-based violence, reported on the Hill in Washington, D.C., completed a Pulitzer Center fellowship, spent two years producing and reporting at POLITICO … and now I work at National Geographic.
Some background: I grew up in a small farm town in south Jersey and spent my summers fishing for flounder. I moved to Tampa, Florida, in 2013 for undergrad and traveled to Melbourne, Australia, for six months in 2016 where I lived like a local and explored the entire east coast. In 2019, I moved to Chicago for a year for school, and I currently live between D.C. and Tampa.
My laid back attitude and love for water, combined with my determined mindset and eager energy, play into my quirky thoughts and exciting ideas. When I’m not reporting on a story, you can find me working out in a CrossFit gym, in a local coffee shop reading Patti Smith, or hiking on a mountain.