About Me

My work has appeared in The Nation, The Atlantic Online, Guernica Daily, Ms. Magazine, The Huffington Post, Reuters, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Yale Globalist. In 2011, I was awarded Yale’s John Hersey Prize in Journalism for a body of work reflecting “engagement with moral and social issues, responsible reportage, and craftsmanship.” Sustaining Activism, the book I coauthored about a women’s movement in southern Brazil, was published by Duke University Press in February 2013.

I’ve changed fields and time zones often over the past few years. I ran an outreach program for a legal aid center along the US-Mexico Border in South Texas, facilitated dialogue and ropes course programming for teenagers from the Middle East, South Asia, and the U.S. at Seeds of Peace International Camp, and spent a year in Buenos Aires researching how Argentine students learn, think, and talk—or don’t talk—about the dictatorship that ruled their country in the decades before they were born. After reporting on public schools in New York City for Chalkbeat New York, I wanted to try working directly with students at a single school. I now run an after-school program for sixth and seventh graders in Washington Heights.