I’m a narrative writer and editor with a diverse array of media experience — I’ve worked at newspapers, magazines, strategic communications/advocacy firms, and public relations offices, and as a translator. I’m passionate about food, the way it intersects with our lives, and everything that goes into it reaching our table, from ingredients to labor to culture. I’m also interested in public health and health care, politics, and international affairs. In the food world, I’ve written about culture and restaurants around the world, from Columbia, Missouri, to Minneapolis to Barcelona, in English and Spanish.
I’m currently an assistant city editor for the Columbia Missourian, a daily newspaper in mid-Missouri, where I assign and edit short- and long-form news coverage with student reporters. A story I wrote about Missouri’s status as the only state without a prescription drug monitoring program shared a first-place win for local business coverage from the Missouri Press Association in 2017, and pieces I’ve edited have earned wins from the National Scholastic Press Association, the Missouri Press Association, and the Missouri College Media Association.
In the past, I’ve served as the editor-in-chief of The Maneater, the University of Missouri’s independent student newspaper, as well as the co-host of The Mizzou View, a weekly news podcast. I’ve also spoken about thesis-driven longform journalism at a national leadership conference in Washington, D.C.
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