I am a journalist based in Washington, D.C.
I currently report on early childhood and K-12 education for EdSurge, a digital media company. I’ve also reported for Inside Higher Ed, HuffPost and The Columbus Dispatch. My work has been published in WIRED, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Houston Chronicle, The San Antonio Express-News and about 60 other newspapers nationwide.
My primary interests include education, women and gender issues, and the developing world, but I've also written about technology, cybersecurity, medicine, health, crime and government. Really, I am comfortable covering almost any beat — I just like to talk to people about the things that matter to them most.
I’m good at taking something complex or technical — like a policy, lawsuit, procedure or emerging trend — and writing about it in a way that is simplified, digestible and engaging for a wide audience. I have a knack for humanizing broad societal issues and developments through the individuals featured in my stories. But I can also turn around breaking news in minutes and file stories on the fly.
I grew up in Nashville, Tenn., and attended college at Miami University in Ohio, where I earned degrees in journalism and international studies. I am quirky, sarcastic and usually laughing at myself. Reach out and introduce yourself.