I'm a reporter, newscaster and producer with Jefferson Public Radio, the NPR station on the Oregon-California border. My reporting has aired regionally on OPB, KQED and more, as well as nationally on NPR. I spend some mornings hosting our local Morning Edition, which means I pick out the day's regional news (or write some myself) and broadcast it across several stations in Northern California and Southern Oregon. I also produce segments for the Jefferson Exchange, a daily talk show focused on current events in our region.
Before joining public radio, I was a print reporter for local papers in rural Oregon and Idaho. I told data-driven stories about poverty, housing, public health, government and the environment. I dug into investigative pieces that held politicians accountable, visualized large sets of data, and covered diverse perspectives of complex topics.
My training includes a week with the Center for Health Journalism at USC, a two-week bus tour with the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources, and a week of mentoring with ProPublica's 2017 Data Institute. I have them to thank for helping me design and code this website.
b. — Whittier, CA
2006-10 — Cal-State Fullerton, bachelors in English, features editor/columnist of the campus paper
2010-14 — Portland, OR
2012-14 — AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer in St. Helens, OR & Portland, OR, with a focus on housing
2014-16 — Reporter in Ontario, OR & Payette, ID covering oil & gas, local gov
2016-17 — Reporter in Roseburg, OR covering housing, city gov
2017-pr — Public radio reporter/newscaster/producer in Ashland, OR