I'm a freelance reporter living in Taos, New Mexico.
For the past six months, I've been the full-time reporter on Small Towns, Big Change, a project of the Solutions Journalism Network, investigating credible responses to entrenched social issues in rural communities across northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. I spent a day in an alternative recovery center for mental health patients, documented a heroin addict's path through jail toward recovery, walked with farmers pondering what to do with land their family owned for centuries, and hiked through overgrown forests ripe for wildfire. My work has been published in High Country News magazine, online at The Atlantic, and in the Santa Fe New Mexican and the Taos News, among other news outlets in Colorado and New Mexico.
Previously, as an education reporter for The Seattle Times, I wrote about testing scandals, teacher protests, historic school funding stalemates, Washington's brand-new charter school movement and a number of powerful and quirky players in education. I have also written for the Casper, Wyo., Star-Tribune and the Saratoga Sun in Saratoga, Wyo.
When I'm not writing, I enjoy teaching yoga, running very long distances, and attempting to tire out my rescued blue heeler puppy.
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