Current/Previous Work

I’ve been covering city, state and national politics at the Signal, which includes California’s highly contested 25th Congressional District race.

Before that, I’ve won an Associated Collegiate Press award for reporting on student parents as a freshman, parachuted into and written about 300-person towns in North Dakota, pestered a senator for an interview in the Hart building cafeteria on Capitol Hill, camped out in rural Minnesota for hours reporting on a developing standoff on a farm, sat in on a 39-hour Missouri Senate filibuster, interviewed supporters at a Trump rally and live-tweeted vice presidential-hopeful Mike Pence’s withdrawal from the governor’s race for a major news outlet.

POLITICAL REPORTING:

Santa Clarita City Council OKs support for SB 54 lawsuit – Santa Clarita Valley Signal, 2018
We were the first city in Los Angeles County to side with President Trump regarding suing the state over refusing to cooperate with ICE when it comes to illegal immigrants. This contentious city council meeting lasted over six hours until 1:30 a.m., with over 150 residents voicing their stance on the issue.

Santa Clarita, Los Alamitos officials weigh in on reasons for opposing S.B. 54 – Santa Clarita Valley Signal, 2018

Alleged violations prompt Chiquita Canyon lawsuits – Santa Clarita Valley Signal, 2018

Santa Clarita to discuss Dockweiler Drive extension – Santa Clarita Valley Signal, 2018

Money for rural schools is one of the fights ahead for Congress – Spokane Spokesman-Review, 2016

VIRAL BREAKING NEWS:

The “Mongee,” A Banana With An Edible Peel, Are Being Sold In Japan – Bustle, 2018

A Millennial Pink Kit Kat Exists & It’s About To Blow Up On Instagram – Bustle, 2018

A Ton Of Trader Joe’s Products Can Be Sung To The Tune Of “Eleanor Rigby” & Twitter Is Obsessed – Bustle, 2018

FREELANCE REPORTING:

Reading the Rainbow? Children’s Literature Industry Strives for Diversity – The Riveter Magazine, 2018

Empowered by Anime – The Riveter Magazine, 2018

FEATURE REPORTING:

Can yoga help heal racial trauma? These Twin Cities yogis think so – Star Tribune, 2017

Where to find the hottest Korean skin care products? Try this tiny St. Paul storefront – Star Tribune, 2017

How a 38-year-old woman turned-up Carmel’s music scene – Indianapolis Star, 2016

After owner retires, Red Willow Resort members recall years of love and hospitality – Grand Forks Herald, 2015

REVIEWS:

‘Antonio and the Juice Man’: Jesse James meets Shakespeare in Stillwater Prison – Star Tribune, 2017

‘Your Name’ isn’t quite as effective as the Studio Ghibli anime films it evokes – Vox Magazine, 2017

True/False film review: Stranger in Paradise – Vox Magazine, 2017

GENERAL NEWS REPORTING:

Mothers seek change after ATV deaths – Indianapolis Star, 2016

What’s a STEAM middle school? In a few years, Columbia might find out – Columbia Missourian, 2017

Homey hideaways: Rural bed and breakfasts maintain strong clientele – Grand Forks Herald, 2015

 

Below are links to my author pages.

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