Selected work

A more complete archive of my writing can be found here, and examples of my data-driven work live here.


How Xavi Bou Makes His Mesmerizing Portraits of Birds in Flight (Audubon)


Crowded peaks? Not on this little-known trail in the Adirondacks (National Geographic)
What does a vertical farm taste like? (The Counter)
A 40-Mile, Quarantime Hike Through New York City (Backpacker)


The misbegotten promise of anaerobic digesters

Received the 2020 Front Page Award for Special Reporting on the Environment from The Newswomen’s Club of New York
Patricia Highsmith’s Uncommon Empathy for Animals (Tenderly)
You, Too, Can Be a ‘Thru-Hiker’ (The New York Times)
My Quest for Vegan Soup Dumplings (Tenderly)


The explosive dominance of soy over a century went unnoticed by most Americans—except for those growing it (The Counter)
Good Tech, Bad Tech (Civicist)
Testing Tech for Consensus in a Purple Town (Civicist)


Loveland’s Labor’s Lost: Detroit’s Dubious Civic Tech Champions (Civicist)
Detroit’s Foreclosure Crisis and the Need for ‘Information Justice’ (CityLab)