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