I'm a writer and photographer, currently bouncing between Chicago and Anchorage. As of spring 2024, I'm a daily contributor to Smithsonian Magazine, a newsletter writer for Circle of Blue, and a communications specialist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Alaska Region.  I continue to write and seek out a variety of freelance assignments. 
In my journalism, I enjoy sharing stories about fresh water, climate change, mental health, subsistence, music, and art. Within these beats I care deeply about centering local and Indigenous knowledge, communicating the fleeting beauty of our earth, and prioritizing the inclusion of overlooked voices. I've been fortunate to follow stories into caribou migrations along the Arctic Ocean, fish camps on the Yukon River, lightning storms in Tornado Alley, and the mind of Chicago's most idiosyncratic rapper.
I grew up on Chicago's Northwest side. My poetry and fiction live there, centering themes of masculinity, friendship, fatherhood, and collective memory. I greatly admire the work of Stuart Dybek, László Krasznahorkai, Aleksandar Hemon, and Olga Tokarczuk.
I graduated from Northwestern University in 2021 with a double major in journalism and poetry, and in 2022 with a master's degree in environmental, health, and science reporting. I'm grateful to have received university awards for work in both disciplines. 

"The earth is round; let us not be too attached, then, to directions."
                                                                              - Olga Tokarczuk, Flights

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