Clips

Featured Recent Pieces

By the Horns
Guernica; August 28, 2017
The costs of doing business in Interior, South Dakota, population: 94. 

Why It’s Better to Carry Weight on Your Head
The Atlantic; August 18, 2017
People have done it for centuries. Maybe everyone still should. An Object Lesson.

The Argentinian Artist Using Tiny Objects To Make Big Political Statements
GirlBoss; August 31, 2017
Elisa Insua is a popular artist of the Instagram age, so why is she moving across the world and leaving her art supplies behind?

 

Selected Clips

*A chronological list of all of my clips is available here.

Reporting and Historical Deep Dives

The Science Behind Acupuncture – and Why It Really Works
Greatist; September 12, 2017
For a long time, acupuncture was the weird thing mainstream medicine gave the side-eye, but the deep study of why it works and where it works best has forged a link between the traditional practice and contemporary medical understanding. 

AI is Making it Extremely Easy for Students to Cheat
Wired; July 5, 2017
An examination of changing classroom dynamics due to the use of AI tools like Wolfram|Alpha published by Backchannel, Wired’s weekly digital magazine. 

The ugly story behind a breakfast meat
BBC Travel; June 1, 2017
Salami is undoubtedly the Dominican Republic’s reigning breakfast meat, but the story of how it got there is an almost-forgotten tale of two dictatorships, racism, WWII, and a small community of Jewish refugees intent on rebuilding their lives. 
*This piece is also available in Spanish, translation courtesy of BBC Mundo.

Profiles  

Why Kiran Gandhi Isn’t Afraid Of A Little Blood
GirlBoss; June 7, 2017
Musician and activist Kiran Gandhi on feminism and Atomic Living.

“We’re All Narcissists”: How Singer Duendita is Changing the Definition of Beauty
GirlBoss; May 30, 2017
Singer duendita talks about her Queens roots, her soulful sound, and how she’s ready to flip her blessings.  

As An 11-Year-Old, Alexandra Nechita Sold Paintings for $100,000. Here’s What She’s Doing 20 Years Later.
GirlBoss; May 15, 2017
From child prodigy to mom, artist Alexandra Nechita shares what it’s like to pursue longevity when everyone is waiting for you to crash and burn.

Travel and the Outdoors

When Heroes Become Human: Sitting Alongside Emilie Drinkwater
Altitude Seven; July 1, 2017

The Voluntourist’s Dilemma
Go Overseas; February 22, 2016
A 3-part series digging into voluntourism.

Find Real Ways to Help
The New York Times; April 29, 2014

Orphanage Volunteering’s Shocking Link to Child Abuse
The Huffington Post and Catalyst; various dates in 2016 and 2017
This piece was part of a campaign to end orphanage volunteering organized by the Better Volunteering, Better Care Initiative.

Little White Girls Aren’t the Problem with Voluntourism, Privilege is. 
Self-published October 28, 2014, republished by Catalyst May 24, 2017

The Fish with the Earring: Interloping on a Vodou Ceremony in Haiti 
Self-published; November 24, 2015

The Problem with Little White Girls (and Boys): Why I Stopped Being a Voluntourist
republished by dozens of publications including The Huffington Post, Those People, Catalyst, and more; February 2014

*A chronological list of all of my clips is available here.