My passion is helping people connect, learn, discover and make the world a better place. I’ve done this by telling people’s stories in print, photos and online media. I love innovation, learning new things and building anything from scratch – so I tweak every recipe and teach myself to code. I’m currently looking for a job in the greater Boston area.
I was recently a reporter for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida. Most days I covered legal affairs and public safety, which meant an average day might include a man turning down a plea deal for cultivating marijuana to treat his wife’s debilitating illness, a small plane crash or a meth lab exploding in a pricey beach front condominium. I broke the stories about detectives re-investigating the unsolved Walker family murders, the “In Cold Blood” murderers’ alibis that didn’t add up and later authorities exhuming the bodies of those two famous murderers.
I was previously a reporter for The Associated Press in 2012, writing about the Illinois statehouse from Springfield during the legislative session. I helped cover the NATO summit with a team of AP journalists.
I have a master’s degree in public affairs reporting from University of Illinois Springfield, where I focused on learning how to comprehensively report on politics, legislation and corruption. I graduated with my bachelor’s in journalism and a political science minor from Roosevelt University in Chicago.
I’m a native New Englander, who loves to hike and rock climb. I watch YouTube videos while learning to play the ukulele.