I am an award-winning writer, reporter, and editor who sees storytelling — whether through journalism, fiction, or other narrative forms — as a way to better understand and appreciate, as well as change, the world in which we live.
My writing often deals with culture, aesthetics, the internet, gender, the process of growing up, and power. My cultural criticism, opinion columns, investigative reporting, news features and analysis, and essays have been published in San Francisco Weekly, Deseret News, San Francisco Business Times, Flathead Beacon, The Daily Pennsylvanian, and The Mercury News. My reporting and projects have been featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Philadelphia Magazine, among other outlets.
My 2017 investigative report into the University of Pennsylvania’s century-long subsidization of fraternity houses won a Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Award and led to an onslaught of further reports, investigations, editorials, and opinion columns. It helped start a movement that led to cultural and minority groups meeting with University administrators, including Penn’s Provost and President, to lobby for more space on campus (which has resulted in the University granting them a preliminary expansion of space), as well as the formation of the Coalition Against Fraternity Sexual Assault to persuade Penn to buy back fraternity houses on the main thoroughfare of campus and make them accessible to the entire student body.
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