I’m an independent journalist who’s driven to tell stories that matter, and to equip people with information they want and need. I’m full of ideas, thrive on interviewing and listening to people, and seek creative ways to engage audiences.

pOEXBo5PI specialize in covering food & justice, and have considerable investigative and freelance experience. I recently worked as the interim news editor at INDY Week in Durham, NC. I previously served as the managing editor at Triad City Beat and as the associate editor at YES! Weekly (two alternative weekly newspapers).

As a freelancer, I’ve tackled a wide array of styles and roles, including working as a researcher for this front-page New York Times article about racial bias in police traffic stops and searches. I’ve written for Bon Appétit, Teen VogueSerious Eats, VICE, Wine Enthusiast, Business Insider, Newsday, Edible Brooklyn, Munchies, Eater Carolinas, and Creative Loafing Atlanta, among others.

I’m also the Social Media Manager for the Center for Creative Leadership, a global leadership development nonprofit. In 2016, I graduated with a certificate in documentary arts from Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies. I also hold an undergraduate history degree from Guilford College, where I minored in community & justice studies.

Need to know more? You can read about me on the About page.