Greetings.

I'm a reporter with Jefferson Public Radio, the NPR station on the Oregon-California border. I cover housing and homelessness, wildfires, cannabis, and just about everything else impacting this largely rural region. Some of my major reporting projects include a series exploring how wildfires disproportionately impact historically marginalized people, a financial connection between the media conglomerate Sinclair and our local newspaper, and an investigation that protected community college students from living in a former National Guard armory that tested positive for high levels of toxic lead dust.


I started my path toward journalism in high school, when I joined the school newspaper and took home my first trophy at the Los Angeles Times Student Journalism Awards. I graduated from Cal-State Fullerton with a major in English while working for the campus newspaper. Since then I have worked for newspapers in rural Oregon and Idaho. My training includes traveling around the Great Lakes region with the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources; a week in New York City with ProPublica's Data Institute; and two weeks of training with the USC Annenberg School of Journalism's Center for Health Journalism fellowship.




TL;DR

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/host/producer in Ashland, OR

CHAMPIONSHIP BELTS

2019 California Fellow with USC Annenberg's Center for Health Journalism


2019 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards Continuing Coverage


2017 ProPublica Data Institute


2016 Great Lakes Energy Fellow with the Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources


2016 First Place Investigative Reporting, Society of Professional Journalists NW Region


2015 First Place Light Feature, Idaho Press Club


2005 Second Place Entertainment, LA Times Student Journalism Awards