About Me

I investigate issues of race, poverty and inequality for the Chicago Reporter. Previously I was a database reporter at the Chronicle of Higher Education. You can find more of my data reporting at Marketplace and the Chicago Sun-Times. My writing has also appeared in Thirty Two Magazine and Tablet Magazine.

My focus is on merging data and personal narrative to tell stories that investigate, explore and, ultimately, complicate our understanding of the world. I'm always looking for new ways to draw people into a story and convey complex information simply, powerfully and beautifully.

I'm a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, a native Minnesotan and (though I was once told you should never describe yourself as an "aspiring" anything) an aspiring world traveler.