Hello! I assume you're here because you might want to give me a job. You should definitely do that. I care a lot about my work and I'm good at it. But you probably also want to know who I am outside of those things.
I grew up in Dallas, TX, where I played competitive soccer and read every book I could get my hands on. That turned me into an adult who loves teamwork, competition, stories and writing. Obviously, this is perfect for journalism. I ended up in my high school's film and news program, because I thought I wanted to work in film, but ended up falling in love with news.
Now I'm a data journalist at the Sacramento Observer via Report for America, where I've had the privilege to work on long-form stories that I independently pitched and reported. I've been able to find and identify data trends on my own, such as rising health insurance rates in the Black community or declining child poverty, and use that data to focus in on a story.
Data aside, all journalists know the best part of our work is connecting with others, and that's still what drives me to find important stories.
Outside of news, I run a book podcast with some friends called the Busy Girls Book Club (check us out!), I'm a vegetarian, I own the cutest dog known to man and I spend lots of time running and doing pilates. I travel, and one of my favorite things to do in a new city is explore its vegan dining scene.
Please reach out if you have any questions for me, or would like to collaborate.
My mother, father and little sisters.
I rescued Peaches at the end of 2022. She's a bull dog/boxer mix and an absolute cuddle monster.
MY FIRST REPORTING TEAM
Convergence at Mizzou is the special track for multimedia journalists. For our reporting class, we report for just over a week before working a full day in the Convergence Lab to put together a package with a text, social media, photo and video/audio element. Our story was about medical debt.
Here's me with the rest of the sketch comedy team at Mizzou after one of our shows. I'm not much of an actor, but it's fun to do anyway!