I'm a freelance writer and reporter. I'm compelled by powerful, important stories that have significance for how we live our lives.
My writing has appeared in print and online for The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Marie Claire, Slate, The Daily Beast, and The New Republic, among other publications.
I'm currently at work on a book about fertility technologies, to be published by Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House. A work of narrative nonfiction, the reported memoir doubles as an investigative reporter’s close look at the frontiers of egg freezing, the femtech industry, 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 for New York Times Student Journeys and National Geographic Student Expeditions.