About Me

Me

I found my passion for journalism at the bottom of a sinkhole.

The assignment, my first as a freelance reporter, was to caravan around north central Florida with a group of environmental activists, climbing in and out of these "natural trashcans." My goal: a feature on aquifer pollution. Gripping, I know.

The air was thick. I reeked of sweat. Mud caked my sneakers. And the mosquitoes were happy to see me.

I loved it.

Since my battle with the north central Florida watershed, I know I thrive off reporting and writing unique stories, stories that stick with me as a reporter and with my readers as news consumers. I love reporting, I love writing, and I love journalism, even at the bottom of a sinkhole.

Though journalism is not always seen as a noble profession, I still believe it can be, and that is why I have dedicated my life to it.

I live in Gainesville, Fla., finishing my last year of journalism school at the University of Florida and working as a freelance journalist. My stories have appeared in more than five different publications, both in magazines and newspapers. Once I complete my degree, I hope to hone my skills at a small newspaper, eventually working my way to a national news or environmental magazine so I can continue to write stories that shape society in positive ways.