I am a crime reporter at The Advocate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I came from The Shreveport Times where I also wrote about public safety and criminal justice. 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, where I wrote for The Huffington Post. I graduated from Vassar College, and am originally from San Diego. Email me; Follow me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.