About

My second home in New York,  The Wing .

My second home in New York, The Wing.

Hi! Thanks for stopping by.

I am a New York City-based journalist, writer and commentator-of-sorts focused on health, gender, politics and the intersection of the three. Currently, I'm the health and human services reporter for Governing Magazine, the publication of record for state and local governments. There I write about health disparities and the social safety net, with a particular focus on mental health, women’s health and Medicaid.

I am also the creator and host of the 23 Percent podcast, where I profile accomplished women in government. Created in 2017 as a response to a wave of women running for office, I’ve interviewed former governors, sitting lieutenant governors, mayors, comptrollers and political science experts.

Outside of my 9-5 journalism job, I write for other outlets on under-the-radar health topics. I write health explainers for SELF magazine, and have written about trichotillomania for New York Magazine and domestic violence for The Atlantic. I’ve also worked with a variety of clients across industries for technical writing projects in the health and gender space. Have a project you think I’d be a great fit for? Get in touch!

I'm originally from Little Rock, Arkansas and graduated from Little Rock Central High School, the site of forced desegregation during the civil rights movement. Growing up with that sort of historical backdrop, I questioned everything around me from a very early age. 

I hold a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, and I’m currently on the board of the New York City alumni chapter. My undergrad years were spent at the University of Arkansas (go Hogs!) where I edited the daily college newspaper, and somehow still managed to graduate on time with two minors.

A fitness enthusiast, you can often find me at a yoga, barre or spin class when I’m not out writing and interviewing. In my spare time I also love to explore New York City’s many neighborhoods, binge watch Bravo shows and get lost in bookstores. I live in Brooklyn with my fiancee and adorable calico cat.