I love to travel AND to tell stories through writing and video. My life goal is to get paid to do both. I currently work as a fact-checker for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, the best late-night satirical news show around (maybe the best ever?). In a few months, I'll be taking a year off to complete a National Geographic Fulbright Fellowship, where I'll be shooting a series of short films in South Africa and Nicaragua.
I graduated from Duke in 2015 with a Public Policy degree, with concentrations in journalism and global health; my degree and research interests allowed me to travel extensively. I spent the summer of 2012 in India researching e-learning solutions for the Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA) in Ahmedabad. In 2013, I was in Muhuru Bay, Kenya for the summer, researching technology access of community leaders and how distance-learning could be used to train lay health workers. I spent the first semester of my junior year in Morocco on a journalism study-abroad program, where I tried and failed to learn Arabic. During the summer of 2014, I spent a few weeks in Eldoret, Kenya researching for my senior thesis and then interned with the United States Agency for International Development on their Digital Development Team.
I love to run, write, read, watch movies and play tennis. Yoga's up there too.