I was born in sunny Tucson, Arizona, received a B.A. in English from UCLA and an M.A. in Communication from Stanford University. I previously worked as staff writer for The Argentimes in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
I just returned from a month-long voyage to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to write an article for The New York Times: “Afloat in the Ocean, Expanding Islands of Trash.” I also produced an online photo slide show for the Times which you can check out here.
All funds for the trip were raised by Spot.us‘ innovative crowd-sourcing platform. Currently, I’m working on a series of articles, some environmental some not and am creating new projects to pitch to Spot.us. I’m especially interested in innovative and entrepreneurial journalism models that are forging a path into the future.