Since my early days as a journalist, I have gravitated to stories of darkness. As a staff writer for The Village Voice, AlterNet.org, and the Santa Fe Reporter, I have gone undercover with white supremacists in New Jersey; told the story of a young woman who murdered her sexually abusive father; examined controversial new forms of electroshock therapy; exposed a rat-infested funeral home; and explored the racial dynamics of California prison riots. In addition to these adventures, I've covered politics, immigration, housing, and education for a variety of publications as a freelancer.
My commitment to narrative journalism extends across mediums: I am a book editor, a video producer, and an audio producer. I'm currently developing my own podcast series, The Search. It is both the narrative of the hunt for my father, who went missing in 2006, and my own exploration of what it means to be a family.
I hold a M.A. in American Studies from Columbia University, where I edited The Columbia Journal of American Studies, and a B.A. in Print Journalism from Texas State University. I live in Brooklyn with my two energetic children, a Russian who is not a spy, and a cat who acts like a dog.