Featured Recent Pieces

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.

“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.  


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Meet the Law Graduate Now Helping Refugees Learn How to Code
GirlBoss; August 15, 2017

3 Tips for Getting Stuff Done from a Woman Who’s Legally Dead
GirlBoss; June 21, 2017

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

Entrepreneur Profile: Caroline Pugh, Chief of Staff, Nav Health
You Inc.; June 1, 2017

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


Politics and Current Events 

The Crisis is Quieter Here
The Valley Reporter; Feb 9, 2017

The Obamacare Repeal Could Cause Industry Implosion and a Decline in Innovation
The Huffington Post; January 19, 2017

Branding the countries of Hispaniola
Antillean Media Group; December 28, 2016

How to Lose an Election 101: Build Yourself an Echo Chamber
The Huffington Post; November 9, 2016

What are you afraid of?
The Eye; September 29, 2015


The Power of Asking “How Can I Help?” (Even When You Need Support Most) 
You Inc.; August 1, 2017

Productivity, Lost Time, and the Power of AI to Make Search Easier
Diamond; July 26, 2017

5 Essential Strategies for Leading Through Crisis
You Inc.; June 21, 2017

Artificial Intelligence 101: Everything You Need to Know to Understand AI
Diamond; June 13, 2017

The Women We Need
MTV; January 18, 2017

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