I'm a New York-based freelance journalist writing about criminal justice issues. My work has appeared in The Appeal, Rolling Stone, ProPublica, and The Nation, among others.  

Previously, I worked for Newsweek, where I covered law enforcement, incarceration, and crime. Before that, I worked at the Brooklyn Paper for two years, writing about local news in Downtown and Brownstone Brooklyn and attending 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 the University of Melbourne and working as an editorial assistant and contributor for the city's music magazine, Beat

I have a B.A. in Religion from Haverford College with a concentration in Peace, Justice, and Human Rights.

I live in Brooklyn with my cat Rory. 

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