I love listening to people’s stories, finding the stories behind the stories and writing about them.
I write about health and the environment. I define that loosely, and I’m willing to report on any good story I find. I especially like long-form features and investigative projects.
I’m the children’s health editor for the California Health Report, where I also write enterprise stories on health-care reform. I freelance for other magazines and newspapers nationwide.
With a grant from the Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting, I wrote an In These Times cover story about how fracking disproportionately impacts California’s poor.
A 2014 Mental Health Fellowship through the Maynard Institute allowed me to write about how indigenous farmworkers have little access to mental health services. I appeared on the Southern California public radio show Which Way L.A. with Warren Olney on KCRW to talk about the story.
I also received a 2013 California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship through USC’s Annenberg School of Journalism to write about health challenges faced by farmworkers.
Via the Associated Press, my articles have been published in the Los Angeles Times, The Sacramento Bee, The Oregonian and elsewhere. I previously worked as a reporter at the Santa Barbara News-Press, Ventura County Reporter, Ashland Daily Tidings and Medford Mail Tribune. I was also a regular contributor to the Ventura County Star.
In 2011, I won five Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association awards, including one I shared with a colleague for Best Enterprise Reporting for a series on a catastrophic wildfire. Read the first story in the series, which I wrote, here.
When I’m not writing or editing, I like to hang out with my family in our overgrown, dandelion-strewn garden.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow me on Twitter to see my latest stories.
Thanks for reading.