I am an independent journalist, fact-checker, and researcher. Originally from Emporia, Kansas, I now live and work in Brooklyn, New York. In 2018, I completed the Columbia University Lede Program for Data Journalism. Prior to that, I was the managing editor of the civic tech news site Civicist.

When not writing from my couch, I am an enthusiastic hiker, backpacker, and rooftop gardener. I publish a newsletter about outdoor adventure and the environment called Pinch of Dirt.