POLITICO, employment and immigration reporter (March 2016-present): Reports on workplace policy on Capitol Hill, the U.S. Department of Labor and the White House. Broke news of President Trump’s plan to deport migrants to “safe third” countries; an attempt by his administration to leverage strike negotiations between General Motors and the United Auto Workers to reopen an assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio; and a short-lived plan to close federally funded training centers for underprivileged youth. Wrote a magazine story on how a dearth of safety regulations on small farms pushed by the agriculture lobby contributes to scores of fatal accidents each year, profiled a far-left candidate for the AFL-CIO presidency, and investigated sexual harassment allegations at the Humane Society of the United States that helped prompt the CEO’s ouster. Previously served on the agriculture team covering the Trump transition, including ethical conflicts surrounding Trump nominee Sonny Perdue. Was a core member of POLITICO’s live fact-checking team for the 2016 debates.
The Oregonian, politics reporter (June 2014-March 2016): Wrote daily stories on regional politics for The Oregonian. Covered the fall of Gov. John Kitzhaber, who was forced to resign amid an influence-peddling scandal, and the rise of his successor, Kate Brown. Covered breaking news, including wildfires that devastated the Warm Springs Reservation and the worst mass shooting in state history at Umpqua Community College. Was part of a team that covered a 41-day standoff with armed militants at a wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon, earning the Associated Press Media Editors grand prize for news reporting in 2017.
The New York Times Student Journalism Institute (May 2014): One of two dozen students selected to participate in a workshop led by New York Times editors and reporters. Wrote a story examining how rising seawater is washing away hundreds of old veterans’ graves.
The Columbus Dispatch, Public Affairs Intern (May-August 2013): Covered the Ohio Legislature and Gov. John Kasich. Completed an in-depth project examining overdose deaths in the early days of the opioid crisis, prompting legislative action.
Scripps-Howard Foundation Wire (Washington), Reporting Intern (January-April 2013): Covered national politics for the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire in Washington, including a landmark Voting Rights Act case at the Supreme Court.
The State News, Editor-in-Chief (August 2013-May 2014): Hired and oversaw a 42-person student staff across seven departments to produce print editions five days a week as well as daily online stories.
Education: B.A. in Journalism, Michigan State University; Social Relations and Policy major, James Madison College