These are some of my favorite stories that I’ve reported, edited, and produced:
Special Issue: Gender—National Geographic Magazine, January 2017
Finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting
I was on the story teams for each feature story in the gender issue of the magazine, refining and repitching stories until each piece complemented each other and created a cohesive package, and I project managed the digital presentation of all digital content for the issue (the focus of each piece, what was included from print, what content was digital-only, which pieces received special interactive treatment and how that process would go, how it was presented, when the digital version went live, troubleshooting along the way, and much more).
4 Key Impacts of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines, January 25, 2017
The controversial projects restarted by Trump’s executive order may affect animals, climate, and people. Here’s how.
For Amelia Earhart’s Birthday, Here Are Other Lost Mysteries, July 22, 2016
A fun listicle with a twist at the end.
The U.S.’s Low Standards for Teacher Training, March 21, 2013
Country-by-country training requirements for high school teachers.
The Handful of Countries Without a Minimum Wage, February 21, 2013
An interactive map showing minimum wage laws around the world.
Working for a ‘Cause:’ D.C.’s new philanthropub, January 10, 2013
Cause, the District’s new philanthropub, was born from a former Peace Corps volunteer and Ph.D. candidate’s desire to pair their nonprofit knowledge with a successful bar business. But how does a bar survive when it gives its profits to nonprofits?
Virginia Ali: The ‘heart and soul’ of Ben’s Chili Bowl, December 4, 2012
The D.C. institution’s past is closely woven into the life of Virginia Ali, Ben’s wife, who still helps run the restaurant with her children.
IEDs in Afghanistan: A Marine’s story, November 11, 2012
Robert Snyder, a Marine deployed in Afghanistan from March to August 2010, was stationed in the Helmand province, a hotbed for Taliban activity because of the organization’s ties to ethnic groups in the region. This is Snyder’s story of a young Afghan boy who died in front of him from injuries caused by an IED.
Museum guestbooks: Pre-digital responses to art, July 24, 2012
The guestbook in Annie Leibovitz’s “Pilgrimage” exhibit was easy to miss. Tucked into a corner of the exhibit’s third and final room in the Smithsonian American Art Museum, it played last fiddle in an orchestra of photography showcasing what inspires Leibovitz as an American artist. But some did stop to write or draw something – and Leibovitz might have seen their entries.
Dissatisfaction Evident Before Egyptian Protests Erupted, February 2, 2011
America watched, stunned, as Egyptian protesters poured into the streets of Cairo over the past week, but University of Mary Washington student Justine Hewitt wasn’t surprised.