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.
More about me:
Online News Association, 2018 MJ Bear Fellowship profile
The Washington Post, Five ways freelance writers can fight burnout
Hear and Now, Cochlear's Graeme Clark Scholarship blog
Northwestern University-Qatar: Northwestern university alumna and journalist says some politicians think refugees are 'thieves'