PROPUBLICA NEW YORK, N.Y. 2017-PRESENT
Wrote newspaper, magazine and radio stories related to immigration. 2018 series about the government crackdown on the gang MS-13 resulted in federal and local investigations and reforms.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 2012-2017
Venezuela Correspondent, Caracas (2014-2017)
Reported on the South American country's economic implosion, with a focus using character-driven features to communicate the human cost of the crisis.
Gambling Correspondent, Las Vegas (2013-2014)
Covered the U.S. gambling industry. Wrote features for a national and international audience.
California Politics Reporter, Sacramento (2012-2013)
Covered state government and politics with a focus on accountability. Reporting led to multiple state audits and new legislation.
BAY AREA NEWS GROUP San Francisco Bay Area, C.A. 2009-2012
Covered local politics along with general assignment for the Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune and San Jose Mercury News.
AWARDS AND HONORS
John Jay College/Harry Frank Guggenheim Award for Excellence in Criminal Justice Journalism, 2019
Sidney Hillman Foundation Sidney award, 2018
Online Journalism Awards, feature category, 2018
Article republished in The Best American Newspaper Narratives, 2018
Overseas Press Club, Hal Boyle Award, 2017
James Foley Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism, 2017
Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism, international category, 2017
Society of Professional Journalists, Ethics in Journalism Award, 2017
Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) Best in Business Awards, feature category, 2017
Michael Kelly Award, finalist, 2017
University of Oregon Ancil Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism, 2017
Livingston Awards for Young Journalists, finalist, 2016 and 2013
National Headliner Award, beat coverage, 2013
SPJ James Madison Freedom of Information Award, 2013
Associated Press Media Editors Awards, state coverage, 2013
Latino Journalists of California Ruben Salazar Award, 2012
Yale University Poynter Fellowship in Journalism, 2019
Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma Ochberg Fellowship, Columbia University, 2018
Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, University of Pennsylvania, 2014
Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism, Ohio State University, 2013
Bachelor of Arts with honors in English and history