I'm a San Francisco-based freelance journalist with a background in public health. I earned a dual master's degree in public heath and journalism from UC Berkeley. I specialize in narrative and news writing, with technical and creative skills in photography, audio and video.
Tackle breaking news, cover the health beat and write features.
June 2015 – August 2015
Wrote heavily reported, character-driven articles about anarchists who moved into a suburban neighborhood, a profile about a transgender woman who filed the city’s first discrimination com- plaint and an A1 story about homeless court.
May 2014 - August 2014
Sifted through the jargon and bureaucracy of the child welfare and juvenile justice system in order to tell stories about kids falling through cracks. One of my stories, Three Brothers; Three Paths Out Of Foster Care, inspired California law makers to create Senate Bill 12, which secures foster care benefits for probation-involved youth.
September 2013 – December 2013
Wrote three stories a day for the news blog, The Snitch, while working on longer enterprise stories for print, including a family’s fight with the San Francisco school district over their autistic child’s special education. Working as a freelancer, I told the bizarre tale of a private investigator accused of intimidating a gangster.
June 2012 – August 2012
June 2011 – September 2013
Reported on public health issues specific to San Francisco’s Tenderloin community, including efforts to bring healthy foods to the area and the Mid-Market economic boom.
Graduation 2017 (expected)
Associate Degree 2012
I wrote features about City College students who worked in porn at Kink.com, the Occupy Movement and a first-person narrative on sex, drugs and college for the school magazine Etc.