I'm a journalist with more than a decade of experience working in newsrooms of all kinds, from newspapers and magazines to online outlets and schools.
I founded The Huffington Post's San Francisco bureau in 2011, which I ran for two years. I then moved to HuffPost's headquarters in New York for a role as Deputy National Editor on the company's top editorial team. In 2015, I decided to take a "gap year" exploring and storytelling in Latin America. I first moved to Mexico City for a microfinance fellowship with Kiva.org, where I traveled to the most remote regions of the country to work with indigenous communities on financial inclusion and sustainability initiatives. I then relocated to Panama to open a media lab at a sustainable community in the jungle, where I worked with journalism students from all over the world to experiment with innovative ways to tell solutions-oriented stories. During my travels, I wrote articles for HuffPost, Quartz, Vice News, and Atlas Obscura.
I've spoken at journalism schools across the country about the future of media, and I've been a regular guest on current affairs panels at San Francisco's Commonwealth Club. I graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.