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 VogueSerious Eats, VICE, Wine Enthusiast, Newsday, Edible Brooklyn, Munchies, Eater Carolinas, and Creative Loafing Atlanta, among others.

I’m also the social media content strategist for the Center for Creative Leadership, a global nonprofit with 12 locations worldwide. In 2016, I graduated with a certificate in documentary arts at 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.