I have written features, profiles, and essays about international bird smuggling, commercial fossil hunters, social justice activists, food, real estate, and other topics, for the New York Times, the Guardian, Roads and Kingdoms, Literary Hub, Fortune, Yes!, Fast Company, Pacific Standard, and many other places.
In addition to my freelance work, I'm a writer for Chronogram, a Hudson Valley monthly magazine, and the editor of The River, a digital newsroom in the Hudson Valley. Before that, I was an editor at MLB.com and a writer at Brooklyn Magazine. I'm a member of the National Writers Union Freelance Solidarity Project, and Study Hall, an independent journalism collective. And I speak at colleges about writing and journalism.
I grew up in Texas, moved to New York in 2012 to attend NYU's graduate program in magazine journalism, and moved to Italy in 2015. I now live in New York's Hudson Valley. My work has been supported by grants from the New America National Network and the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, and featured by Longform, the Sunday Long Read, and other aggregators of fine reporting.