I’m an independent journalist focused on politics, violence, and gender. I am also a contributing opinion writer for the Los Angeles Times.

My work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, Town & Country, The Nation, U.S. News & World Report, VICE, The Daily Beast, The Verge, Refinery29, Pacific Standard, The Rumpus, The Hairpin, and other publications. I've worked as a contributing editor at The Morning News and as the interviews editor at The Rumpus.

I graduated with a master's degree in investigative reporting from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where I was a Dean's Merit Fellow and recipient of the Randy Shilts Memorial Award for Exceptional Reporting. 

I've been named a Fulbright Scholar (Rwanda), a Kathryn Wasserman Davis Fellow for Peace, a Journalism and Women Symposium Emerging Journalist Fellow, and a StartingBloc Social Innovation Fellow, among other honors.

Prior to becoming a journalist, I worked at the Save Darfur Coalition, the Open Society Foundations' Africa Office, and the Google Creative Lab. I worked in seven countries on three continents. I took my bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia, where I majored in political theory and Africana studies.

My resume is available upon request. My LinkedIn is here.