I’ve dreamed of being a journalist for as long as I can remember. I spent weekends playing hide-and-go-seek in my dad’s newsroom. I used my mom’s AP Stylebook skills to my advantage when I needed an editor for my college application essays.
My parents’ journalism drive made it impossible to stay away from the student newspaper when I arrived at the University of Texas. A week before classes started, I followed The Daily Texan editor-in-chief to class and asked about how to apply to a reporting position.
Since then, my work has been featured in the Washington Post, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, Texas Tribune, Austin American-Statesman and more. I’ve covered federal, state and local politics for newspapers across Texas, and now, I’m reporting on business and technology for the Austin American-Statesman.
Much of my focus as a journalist has been on politics and investigative reporting. I reported from the Washington bureau of the Dallas Morning News and covered two state legislative sessions from Hearst’s Austin bureau. I also spent five months contributing to the Texas Tribune’s Bordering on Insecurity project. My stories on border corruption and immigration in 2016 won a national Society of Professional Journalist’s award. During the summer of 2016, I was an investigative reporter for News21 – a national investigative journalism project housed at Arizona State University. The “Voting Wars” project won several awards, including an EPPY, Edward R. Murrow, and an Investigative Reporters and Editors award.
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