FOIA, open data portals, you name it! I am a seasoned public records hound.
Long form Writing
I pride myself on telling dynamic, complicated stories with care and nuance.
I'm skilled using data (public or otherwise) to add crucial context and depth to my work.
Social justice Journalism
I specialize in work that focuses on how systems impact our most vulnerable.
My Writing Samples
Chicago Reader: Activists say Illinois’s law that makes it illegal to expose others to HIV is racist and homophobic. Now they’re close to changing it.
Chicago Reader: Bernina Mata’s attorneys say prosecutors used homophobic rhetoric to secure a death sentence in 1999. Now they’re asking the governor to set her free.
The Appeal: Some states have banned a controversial homophobic legal defense, but other efforts, including at the federal level, are facing challenges.
BuzzFeed News:With the coronavirus spreading and natural disasters intensifying, HIV-positive Puerto Ricans are having to decide to flee — or stay and fight for their lives.
The Nation: A wave of labor organizing at queer instituions in Chicago comes amid a wave of anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric and violence across the country, and as a staunch union ally, Mayor Brandon Johnson, starts his first term in office.