I'm a freelance journalist. I'm compelled by powerful, important stories that have significance for how we live our lives.
My writing has appeared in print and online at The Atlantic, The Guardian, The New Republic, The Daily Beast, and Slate, among other publications.
I'm currently at work on a book about reproductive technologies, to be published by Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House. A work of narrative non-fiction, the reported memoir doubles as an investigative journalist’s close look at the frontiers of fertility science, egg freezing, and reproductive rights.
I hold a master's degree in journalism from New York University, where I studied in the Literary Reportage program and was the 2016 recipient of the Edwin Diamond Award, the highest award given by NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. I hold a bachelor's degree from Elon University, in North Carolina, where I studied English and international relations.
I grew up in northern Virginia and southern Germany; "home" has been a long list of wonderful places. I've worked in a variety of writing environments, including as a fact-checking intern at The New York Times and as a research assistant at The Atavist Magazine. I was a 2017 Logan Nonfiction fellow and spent three months in residency at the Carey Institute for Global Good. I was a 2016 FASPE fellow (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics).
When I'm not writing, I'm teaching. I was a 2012-13 Fulbright scholar in Sri Lanka, where I taught literature and writing to university students. In summer months I lead trips focused on creative writing and journalism with National Geographic Student Expeditions and New York Times Student Journeys.