Most recently, I spent three years as a politics editor for a nonprofit news startup called The Conversation US. I helped academic scholars share their knowledge with the general public through explanatory journalism. I focused on covering immigration policy, the criminal justice system, and race.
Before that I was a communications specialist at the Southern Regional Education Board, an education policy nonprofit. I was producing weekly newsletters, managing social media accounts, helping run conferences, and editing reports. I also got my feet wet on other fun projects – totally revamping the organization’s website (check out the before and after), and conducting focus groups with teachers and principals across five states.
In 2013, I received a BA in psychology from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. During my last year there, I served as a fellow with Emory’s Community Building and Social Change program. My team used a small grant to provide technical support to two Atlanta communities that were writing five-year action plans to improve their quality of life.
I’m originally from Washington D.C. and am the daughter of immigrants. In my free time I love consuming books, theater, podcasts, and chocolate chip cookies. When I’ve saved up enough pennies, I use them for the two things I love most in the world: traveling and horseback riding.
I’m currently available to work on freelance writing and editing projects.