accolades

/// Associations ///

Member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Association of Alternative Newsweeklies and California Newspaper Publisher’s Association

/// Awards ///

2017 Society of Professional Journalists and California Newspaper Publishers Association Second Place Stories:

Coverage of Local Government: Ballot Issues breaks down a contentious (and confusing) battle of ballot measures between the City of Dana Point and a citizens’ group.

Special Section: The Election Guide is comprehensive manual outlining all the races on which South Orange County voters were asked to decide in 2016.

Environmental Enterprise Reporting: This piece looks at the Colorado’s role in the Porter Ranch gas leak disaster.

Education Enterprise Reporting: End Run details how Obama’s landmark education law opened the door for school reform advocates.

2016 Society of Professional Journalists First Place Stories:

General Reporting Series: A Cry for Help and Home Again are part of a series entitled “The Dark Side of Immigration” written with Angela K. Evans, which put real stories to ineffective immigration policies.

Education Enterprise Reporting: Misdirection examines how a group of unknown, immensely funded school reformers took control of a small school board to push an out-of-state agenda.

Business Enterprise Reporting: Ghost Stories chronicles the long history–from nuclear watering hole to Packers bar–of a funky, beloved bar that had a devastating fire, threatening its existence.

Business General Reporting: Wine County profiles the growing wine cultivation scene in Boulder, Colorado.

2015 Society of Professional Journalists First Place Stories:

Environmental, General Reporting: Think Before You Drink highlights the presence of Chromium-6 in Boulder’s drinking water, and the lack of effective federal regulation of the contaminant.

/// Appearances ///

  • NPR’s All Things Considered
  • MTV News
  • The Martha Stewart Show,
  • Al Jazeera’s Real Money with Ali Velshi
  • NBC/ABC/CBS New York news affiliates
  • NBC Roanoke, VA affiliate

/// Education ///

Rutgers University, Class of 2009

B.A. English Language and Literature

B.A. Journalism and Media Studies

/// Publications ///

Journalism/Non-Fiction

  • Boulder Lifestyle Magazine
  • Boulder Weekly
  • Bleacher Report
  • The Capistrano Dispatch
  • CNN.com
  • Cranford Chronicle
  • Daily Targum
  • Dana Point Times
  • Huffington Post
  • Hunterdon County Democrat
  • Independent Press
  • New Jersey Life Magazine
  • NJ.com
  • Roanoke Times
  • San Clemente Times
  • The Star-Ledger
  • TV.com
  • The Wall Street Journal

Fiction

  • Boneshaker Magazine
  • Monkey Puzzle
  • River Poets Journal
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