Published Clips

The Atlantic

The Puberty Book Embraced by Preteens, Parents, and Sex Educators Alike

I wrote about one of the best-selling books about puberty and growing up, and why it has remained popular.

NPR’s Only A Game

Chicken Nuggets: A ‘Beacon Of Hope’ For Some Cavs Fans

Hope springs eternal for Cleveland fans, even though LeBron James is no longer on the Cavaliers. And it’s coming in a surprising form.

NPR’s On Point

Medical Schools Are Changing The Way They Teach Treatment For Pain, Opioid Addiction

I reported, recorded and edited the segment that runs in the first seven minutes of this longer On Point episode. I also wrote an accompanying web piece.

‘I Have This Fear It’s All Gonna Happen Again’: Former Las Vegas Homeowner Remembers Housing Crisis

I produced and edited this interview with Leo Murrieta, a man whose house was foreclosed on during the Great Recession. I also contributed to the web story.


Funding Complexities Remain For Mass. Drug Recovery High Schools

I followed up on my reporting about state-funded drug recovery high schools with this piece, which also resulted in a radio appearance.


Female Tattoo Artists Are Finally Getting the Recognition They Deserve

For this piece, I spoke to women who are tattoo artists about what it means to have visibility in their industry.

Can Sanctuary Campuses Really Protect Students from Trump?

I looked into the varying definitions of a sanctuary campus, and whether they could prevent students from being deported.

I spent one year at a drug recovery high school that’s teaching heroin addicts how to stay alive.

How a group of Boston teenagers organized a massive district-wide protest

I interviewed dozens of teenagers to find out how they organized a protest that shut down city streets.

At ‘Deflategate’ class, scientists let the air out of the NFL

I’ll admit it: I moved to Pats country convinced Tom Brady cheated. I went to a Deflategate course (yes, it exists) at the University of New Hampshire to learn the truth about the balls.

As the nation debated the Washington team’s logo, I looked into high schools in Massachusetts that still use Native American mascots.

After the Globe’s investigation, survivors of clergy sexual abuse gathered outside the church where Cardinal Bernard Law gave services to demand his resignation. They continued to hold their vigil after the church moved him. I went on the 700th Sunday to talk to them about why, even though they’d lost their faith, they kept showing up.



The world’s first Satanic Temple headquarters isn’t anything like you’d expect

I went to the opening of the world’s first Satanic temple headquarters to learn the truth about the misunderstood Satanists for Fusion.

Good Magazine

I went a gathering of old men who are trying to save the dying sport of tiddlywinks and wrote about why it’s important to them

Medium’s My Teen Diary

I moved away from home, but I couldn’t move away from myself

I wrote about what it’s like to move away from home when you’re trying to find yourself.

Medium’s The Archipelago

The Saddest Homecoming Queen in Ohio

This viral essay, which has been viewed about 1 million times, talks about my experience with depression.

Reception to “The Saddest Homecoming Queen in Ohio”

The Saddest Homecoming Queen in Ohio Speaks Out, The Plain Dealer

MU Journalism alum garners viral attention with brave narrative, Vox Magazine

Alumna’s essay on depression goes viral, The Maneater


When Twins Take Over The Town

The Investigative Fund’s Blog

How Digital Media Affects Investigative Reporters Worldwide

Everyday Health

10 Essential Facts About Measles

UNION Magazine

UNION Magazine

VoxTalk TV Reviews

Are you ready for season 3 of Scandal to return Thursday?

Scandal recap: Ride, Sally, Ride

Scandal Double Recap

St. Louis Post-Disptach

Kirkwood father tries to find meaning in daughter’s death

Inside Columbia Magazine

School’s Out Forever

KBIA Radio Commentary

Misdeeds, Misdemeanors and Miscommunications

TNT Magazine

Video: TNT talks to Thatcher funeral mourners and protestors

Beyonce blows the world away with her Super Bowl halftime performance

DNA tests confirm bones found under Leicester car park are Richard III

Serbian Prime Minister in Basic Instinct no-knickers interview prank

View the complete archive here

The Toast


Multimedia Work

Video: Alumni prove they still have game at MU Rugby Old Boys Match

Video: TNT talks to Thatcher funeral mourners and protestors

Also published in Ohio Magazine, Northeast Ohio Family Magazines and Her Campus Mizzou.


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