About

I’m a reporter, radio producer & editor, and published poet.

I currently report as a freelancer for The Guardian and Marketplace.

My primary beats include social justice, minority issues, topical local news, marijuana, and culture.

I am also the Editor of Live Wire, PRI’s weekly public radio variety show broadcasting on over 100 public radio stations.

My radio reporting has also been broadcast on BBC World ServiceCBCDeutsche WelleMonocle Radio (M24) and the Northwest News Network, while my print/online journalism has been published by The GuardianGlobal Post, Pacific Standard and the Toronto Star, among others.

Previously, I was a programmer and programming coordinator for Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto, Ontario.

From 2007 – 2014, I lived in Berlin, Germany. During this time I was an assistant to the head of programming at the Berlinale Talent Campus, an annual networking platform of the Berlin International Film Festival for hundreds of young international filmmakers.

I also worked as a project coordinator for the Institute of Documentary Film in Prague, Czech Republic, where I helped develop and promote documentaries by Eastern European filmmakers.

From 2011 to 2014, I produced Berlin Stories for NPR, a multimedia journal about the German capital broadcast on NPR Worldwide (104.1FM Berlin).

My poetry and short fiction has been published in several literary publications, including Verse Daily, Black Heart Magazine, Cleaver Magazine, apt, newleaf, The Fourth River, Sojourn, BlazeVOX, and Nexus.

My poetry chapbook, We Slept in Body Bags, Just in Case, was published in 2013 by Finishing Line Press and has been nominated for the Mass Book Awards.

I was born in Toronto, came of age in Dallas, and have lived in Austin, Dublin, Prague, and Berlin.

In 2014, I moved to Portland, Oregon where I currently reside.

 

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