In the time I've spent covering environmental and conservation stories, I've filmed researchers chasing down endangered geckos in South Florida for Mongabay; written about the science behind birdsong for The New York Times; and uncovered environmental health crises in Florida such as PFAS contamination, septic tank leakages, and red tide research for the Pulitzer Center, WUFT News, Miami Herald and more.
Beyond news stories, I have an eye for narrative storytelling, a geeky love for data journalism, a long-lost knack for print layout design, and an ongoing fascination with photo, video, and audio reporting. When I'm not reporting, I love digging into the details as a fact checker or copy editor. And I'm always looking for excuses to take my work abroad, using my proficiency in French and beginner's level Swahili along the way. I have had the great fortune of traveling to eight countries and two continents so far — four in Europe and four in Africa — and cannot wait to continue exploring our beautiful planet.
I earned my master's degree from NYU's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program, and I graduated from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) with my bachelor's degree in journalism and a specialization in wildlife ecology and conservation.