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, USA Today's Go Escape magazine, Pacific Standard, and many other places (see links, above).
In addition to my freelance work, I'm a writer for Chronogram, a Hudson Valley monthly magazine, and the managing editor of the River, a digital newsroom covering regional topics of national importance. Before that, I was an editor at MLB.com and a staff writer at Brooklyn Magazine. I'm also a member of Study Hall, an independent journalism collective, and the Kingston Writers' Studio. And I speak at universities 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.