In 2022, I joined the Reader as news editor.
Previously, I was the South Side Weekly's politics editor and interim managing editor. Our June 2020 issue, "Chicago Reacts to the Killing of George Floyd," won a Peter Lisagor award for Best Special News Section.
My investigation of how the Chicago police used the city's gun-violence prevention center and CPD's press office to surveil political protesters won the 2021 Lisagor for best in-depth reporting in a community newspaper.
Before I became a journalist, I did laboratory and field work in the life sciences.