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 served as the managing editor and food writer at Triad City Beat, a weekly newspaper I co-founded in February 2014. I’d previously been the associate editor and staff writer at independent newspaper YES! Weekly for three years.

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 Vogue, VICE, Healthyish, Newsday, Edible BrooklynSplinter News, MunchiesAM New York, October, Creative Loafing Atlanta, and Scalawag magazine, among others.

I’m also the digital & social content developer for the Center for Creative Leadership, a global nonprofit with 12 locations worldwide. In 2016, I graduated from the certificate program at Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies with a focus on audio. 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.