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I'm a freelance journalist writing about criminal justice issues. I most recently worked for Newsweek, where I covered law enforcement, incarceration, and crime. 

Previously, I worked for the Brooklyn Paper, writing about local news in Downtown and Brownstone Brooklyn. During my two years at the paper, I covered the 2016 Democratic presidential debate, the night a Brooklyn judge blocked Trump's immigration ban, battles surrounding the installation of new bike lanes, the quest for justice for a cyclist killed by a garbage truck driver,  and many, many community board meetings. 

I moved to New York in September 2015 after living in Melbourne, Australia for two years getting my Masters in Journalism at University of Melbourne and working as an editorial assistant and contributor for the city's biggest music magazine, Beat 

I also wrote for Melbourne University's journalism program publication, The Citizen. My articles included a story on the danger of using sniffer dogs at festivals and a feature piece on the relationship between the homeless and their pets. 

I have a B.A. in Religion from Haverford College with a concentration in Peace, Justice, and Human Rights. During my time there, I spent a semester researching the connection between spirituality and dance music for my senior thesis titled, "Believing in the beat: the religiosity of electronic dance music." 

I live in Williamsburg with my cat Rory. 

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