Giving a Very Serious Lecture on migration reporting at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy.

Giving a Very Serious Lecture on migration reporting at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy.

Reporting from Athens, Greece

Reporting from Athens, Greece

Interview from Lesvos, Greece, November 2015.

Interview from Lesvos, Greece, November 2015.

Speaking about covering Europe's refugee crisis, Northwestern University, 2016.

Speaking about covering Europe's refugee crisis, Northwestern University, 2016.

Hello.

I’m an (im)migration policy nerd and digital reporter/editor covering immigration for Public Radio International’s daily show The World. I also co-founded Give Me Your Tired, a global migration policy newsletter, and previously served as managing editor of Refugees Deeply. In 2019 I finished my master’s degree in international human rights law at the University of Oxford. I’m now based in Boston by way of Chicago, New York, Istanbul, Athens and Beirut.

I’m a big believer in fellowships as a way to produce international journalism. I was a 2015-16 U.S. Fulbright fellow in Greece reporting how the country dealt with a refugee crisis during its own financial crisis. In 2019, I was an East-West Center Jefferson Fellow and traveled to South Korea, Australia and the Philippines to compare their migration policies to that of the United States. In 2015 and 2017, I attended the United Nations General Assembly in New York as a UN Foundation press fellow.

I also love to teach. In 2017 I taught Cherubs, a summer program for teen reporters at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. 

Before all that, I was once a staff reporter at the New York Law Journal, a small daily, where I covered U.S. legal education, immigration and New York courts. I’m a graduate of Northwestern’s Medill School and was part of a Chicago Innocence Project student investigative reporting team whose reporting led to a man's exoneration after 31 years in prison.

Fun fact: I am deaf…and I’m learning to do radio! Living in 2019 is pretty awesome sometimes.

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