Since my early days as a journalist, I have gravitated to stories of darkness. Most recently, I produced Death of an Artist (Sony/Pushkin Industries), about the tragic death of artist Ana Mendieta and the subsequent murder trial of her famous husband, Carl Andre. The show garnered more than a million downloads, made numerous "best of" lists, and was nominated for two Ambies. Also in 2022, I produced and hosted 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 a producer for The Line (Apple Original/Jigsaw Productions), a podcast series about the biggest war crimes trial in a generation, which won a 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 and a Russian who is not a spy.