I'm a New York-based freelance journalist writing about criminal justice issues with a focus on incarceration and capital punishment. 

Previously, I worked for Newsweek, where I covered law enforcement, incarceration, and crime. I got my start at 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, 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 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 Brooklyn with my cat Rory. 

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