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Behind the Words

MY STORY

I am a recent graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, where I earned my master's degree. While 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. Previously, I interned for the science communication nonprofit SciLine and the PBS series NOVA. Last summer, I reported on juvenile justice in the United States as a fellow with Carnegie-Knight News21, where I made a podcast. Recently, I covered health disparities in the southwest for Cronkite News and hosted the radio flash briefing CN2Go. I currently work as a freelance researcher, fact-checker, and reporter for outlets like SciShow, Reveal, Stitcher, and more.