PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

PROPUBLICA     NEW YORK, N.Y.             2017-PRESENT

Reporter  
Covering immigration with a focus on narrative accountability reporting. Spent 2018 writing about a crackdown on the gang MS-13 on Long Island. That series showed how anti-immigrant rhetoric and police bias undermined efforts to combat a brutal gang that preys on Latino teenagers, and resulted in federal and local reforms.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS             2012-2017

Venezuela Correspondent, Caracas (2014-2017)
Reported on the South American country's economic implosion, and used character-driven features to communicate the human cost of the crisis.

Gambling Correspondent, Las Vegas (2013-2014)
Covered the U.S. gambling industry.

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

Metro Reporter
Covered local politics along with general assignment for the Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune and San Jose Mercury News

AWARDS AND HONORS

Pulitzer Prize for feature writing, 2019

Hillman Prize for magazine journalism, 2019

Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, 2019

National Magazine Award, finalist, 2019

Peabody Awards, finalist, 2019

Education Writers Association Fred M. Hechinger Grand Prize, 2019

MOLLY National Journalism Prize, 2019

Society of Professional Journalists Ethics in Journalism Award, 2019

John Bartlow Martin Award for Public Interest Magazine Journalism, 2019

Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize for public radio reporting, 2019

John Jay College/Harry Frank Guggenheim Award for Excellence in Criminal Justice Journalism, 2019

Livingston Awards for Young Journalists, finalist, 2019

Michael Kelly Award, finalist, 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, 2017

National Headliner Award, beat coverage, 2013

SPJ James Madison Freedom of Information Award, 2013

Associated Press Media Editors Awards, state coverage, 2013

Livingston Awards for Young Journalists, finalist, 2013

Latino Journalists of California Ruben Salazar Award, 2012

FELLOWSHIPS

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

John Jay /H.F. Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Criminal Justice Reporting, 2012

EDUCATION

Wesleyan University
Bachelor of Arts with honors in English and history