I'm currently the Content Officer for Internews' Earth Journalism Network, which works with journalists around the world to develop and produce stories that look at the human impacts of climate and environmental change. A longtime international reporter, I worked for nearly eight years in Indonesia for outlets such as The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Voice of America and The Wall Street Journal, where I was a staff reporter until 2017. I've always enjoyed writing about social issues and how policies are impacting people.  

While at the WSJ, I wrote about rising fears of discrimination among the ethnic Chinese minority, an official backlash against the LGBT community, efforts by intrepid fire chasers to curb fatal forest blazes and the struggles facing female migrant workers. In the fall of 2017, I traveled to Guatemala through a fellowship with the International Reporting Project to document how women were responding to issues related to climate change. I continue to freelance for a small newspaper in Rappahannock, Virginia, a rural county struggling to conserve its natural setting while also achieving economic sustainability.

Ohio born and bred, I’m a runner, a lover of Bluegrass and vegetables.

Read more about my work on people, politics and religion or climate and energy. For more personal insights on what it's like to return to an America adjusting to the Trump administration, check out my blog.