Since my early days as a journalist, I have gravitated to stories of darkness. I recently launched my own podcast series, Three Million Acres (Audible Original). It is both the story of the hunt for my father, who went missing in 2006, and my own exploration of what it means to be a family. I was also a producer for The Line (Apple Original/Jigsaw Productions), a podcast series about the biggest war crimes trial in a generation, which won a 2022 duPont-Columbia Award honoring the best in journalism.

My commitment to narrative journalism extends across mediums: I  have worked in in long-form print journalism and book editing. As a staff writer for The Village Voice, AlterNet.org, and the Santa Fe Reporter, I went 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; 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.


I hold a M.A. in American Studies from Columbia University 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.

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“One of the gifts of being a writer ­­is that it gives you an excuse to do things, to go places and explore. Another is that writing motivates you to look closely at life, at life as it lurches by and tramps around.” - Ann Lamont