Hi there! I’m a journalist currently based at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University in New York City, where I’m working on a master’s in narrative nonfiction and a book on modern love in Mumbai.
My body of work centers on foreign reporting, mostly in India, and social issues reporting, including pieces on the criminal justice system, marriage and sexuality, and protest movements.
Most recently, I was a staff writer at U.S. News and World Report, where I wrote on politics and social issues in the 2012 presidential campaign and Obama administration. Before that, I was a foreign and breaking news blogger for the Washington Post, where I spent much of my time covering protests — from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street.
I got my start at Forbes India magazine, where I did feature pieces and investigative reports. My coverage of the Gates Foundation was nominated for the Lorenzo Natali Journalism Prize and the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award.
My work has also appeared in New York Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, GlobalPost, the Huffington Post, BKLYNR and the University of Chicago magazine.
I have a B.A. from Boston College, where I published an honors thesis and received the university’s Cardinal Cushing Award for best creative fiction in a publication before graduating magna cum laude.
I also recently graduated from the Documentary Institute at George Washington University, where I made the short film “Leaving Sharpe,” about D.C.’s decision to close a public school for kids with special needs. “Leaving Sharpe” played in the D.C. Independent and Annapolis film festivals, and won the national CINE Golden Eagle Award.