I am a freelance digital reporter and storyteller in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
I attended the Missouri School of Journalism, graduating in 2016. Along with my journalism degree, I received a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and a minor in Luso-Brazilian studies. My majors allowed me to study all areas of interest to me: the environment and environmental issues, health, science, writing, interviewing, and cultures.
I also spent three years – as writer, editor and then editor-in-chief – at the independent student newspaper at Mizzou, The Maneater. I coordinated and helped cover key events including a building collapse that killed a firefighter and Title IX issues following ESPN’s Outside The Lines report on Sasha Menu-Courey, a former student and athlete at Missouri. My work won multiple awards at the state and national levels.
I have worked at multiple publications, including The Montgomery County Gazette in Maryland, the Columbia Missourian, Greenability Magazine, the Columbia Daily Tribune, and EcoWatch.com and the Ocala Star-Banner. My work has also been published in the AARP Bulletin and The Washington Post. I recently work
Before college, I spent most of my life overseas: Tunis, Tunisia; Casablanca, Morocco; Nassau, the Bahamas; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I’ve also studied abroad in Costa Rica and Thailand.
I’m originally from Silver Spring, Maryland – a suburb of Washington, D.C. – and am a Washingtonian at heart (go Nats!). When I’m not reporting, I enjoy SCUBA diving, reading, writing fiction, watching sports and scrapbooking.
Featured photograph by Alan Youngblood of the Ocala Star-Banner.