POLITICO, employment and immigration reporter (March 2017-present): Reports on labor and workplace policy on Capitol Hill; sexual harassment; the U.S. Department of Labor and the White House. Wrote in-depth stories on farm deaths and 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, covering 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 (January 2015-March 2016): Reported on the Oregon Legislature and lobbying for The Oregonian’s public affairs team, with a focus on accountability. Covered the resignation of Gov. John Kitzhaber, the rise of Gov. Kate Brown, daily news of the 2015 and 2016 legislative sessions, and general assignment breaking news. 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 24 students selected nationwide to participate in a two-week workshop led by New York Times editors and reporters. Wrote an in-depth story examining how rising seawater is washing away hundreds of old veterans’ graves; helped edit a 20-page newspaper showcasing the best work from that year’s institute.
The Columbus Dispatch, public affairs intern (May-August 2013): Covered the Ohio Legislature and Gov. John Kasich. Completed an in-depth project examining a surge of heroin overdose deaths, prompting reforms to prescription painkiller distribution and addiction treatment systems.
Scripps-Howard Foundation Wire (Washington), reporting intern (January-April 2013): Covered national politics for the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire in Washington, including a landmark Supreme Court case on the Voting Rights Act.
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 5 days a week as well as daily online content.
The Kalamazoo Gazette, reporting intern (May-August 2012): Wrote daily general assignment stories for the Kalamazoo Gazette, a 36,000-circulation newspaper in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Education: B.A. in Journalism, Michigan State University; Social Relations and Policy major, James Madison College