I am a crime reporter at The Advocate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I came from The Shreveport Times, where I won a 1st place Louisiana Press Association award for my coverage of criminal justice and public safety.
Formerly, I was a news assistant and blog editor at The New York Times Magazine in New York. Before that, I served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal, West Africa, where I wrote for The Huffington Post. I graduated from Vassar College and am originally from San Diego.