Producer/Journalist at NPR's All Things Considered
University of Michigan alum
I am a producer for NPR's flagship newsmagazine, All Things Considered.
At NPR, I both contribute to daily news coverage and produce/report from the field. In the last year, I've covered gun culture and health care politics in Las Vegas, water cleanup efforts from a boat on the Chesapeake Bay and immigration enforcement in the Pacific Northwest -- to name a few.
Before NPR, I graduated from The University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, where I completed a focus area in urban and community studies.
Outside of class, I was the Managing News Editor at The Michigan Daily. As MNE, I managed the Daily's news content and led a news staff of 40 people. Previously, I advised the Daily's administration beat, covering the university's president, executive officers and regents. I'm particularly interested in covering politics, policy, the environment, higher education and urban development.
I spent the summer of 2015 reporting for NBC News from their Washington Bureau. Before that, I interned at Detroit's NPR affiliate, WDET, and in the U.S. Department of Education's press office in Washington, D.C.
My reporting has taken me from inside the Flint water treatment plant to the 2016 campaign trail in Iowa. I often write about policy by telling stories of the people it affects and the places where it plays out. My work has been recognized by the University of Michigan's Hopwood Award for Undergraduate Non-Fiction, the Michigan Press Association and the Michigan Society of Professional Journalists.
I have also contributed to Bridge Magazine, The Oakland Press, The Detroit Jewish News and Metro Parent Magazine.
I'm also a major outdoor enthusiast and history nerd. The Great Lakes State will always be home.