I'm a freelance journalist in Atlanta.
I love a good story. I cover a wide range of subjects, but my specialties are in city design/planning, business, and death (including funerals and cemeteries). I also occasionally write about food.
I spent months and miles reporting for The Bitter Southerner on a major pipeline project's effects on the home of the largest Native American community east of the Mississippi River. I've reported on why buying a home isn't as good a deal as you think for The Washington Post, women innovating the funeral industry for Vice's Broadly, downtowns rebuilding after disaster for The Atlantic's CityLab, and cultural attitudes toward dishwashers for TASTE. I was named a 2018 Rising Star by the News Media Alliance.
I've written since I was 16. Before freelancing, I worked as an editor at trade publications in aviation and hospitality, covering subjects from business to food to tech. I serve on the freelance committee for the Society of Professional Journalists' Georgia chapter, where I work on programming to engage Atlanta's freelance journalist community. I'm also a member of the Authors Guild and the Atlanta Press Club.
I'm from Atlanta. After graduating from the University of Georgia, I lived in France, where I taught English to high school students and perfected my French. It was in my cozy, oven-less kitchen where I learned how to cook crepes and binge on baguettes.
If you want to learn more about me, check out this interview talking about my work. If you're interested in pitching a story idea, working together, networking, having me speak, or anything else, contact me.