Behind the Words


I am a 2020 graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, where I earned my master's degree. There, I was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation fellow for the Southwest Health Reporting Initiative, focusing on health disparities in underserved communities across the southwest. Originally from Orono, Maine, I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in cognitive science and a minor in French from the University of Connecticut, where I co-founded the school’s first student-run science journalism publication "STEMTalk Magazine." I interned for "SciLine" and the PBS series "NOVA." I've won local and national awards for my reporting on juvenile justice and health. I've conducted research and fact-checked for "SciShow," Reveal, Stitcher, and more. I've produced breaking news for radio and explored data sets on COVID-19 and groundwater. When I'm not working, I'm usually off reading or wandering deep in the wilderness.