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Experience

FREELANCE JOURNALIST | JAN 2019 – PRESENT
Features and accountability reporting for ProPublica, The Atlantic, Outside Magazine, others

PROPUBLICA | CONTRACT REPORTER | MARCH 2022 – December 2023
Original and revelatory reporting on issues in the railroad industry

iHEARTRADIO | CONTRACT REPORTER | AUG 2021 – DEC 2022
Coordinated FOIAs to local, state, federal agencies for a podcast about train hoppers and train gangs

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTERS AND EDITORS, COLUMBIA, MO | RESEARCHER | AUG 2017 – DEC 2018
Research for investigative reporters, newsrooms, authors, documentary outfits; filed FOIAs

VERMONT DIGGER, MONTPELIER, VT | CONTRACT REPORTER| JAN 2017 – JAN 2018
Brought on to cover alleged embezzlement in a small town; occasional spot coverage

SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN, SANTA FE, NM | STAFF REPORTER | OCT 2015 – AUG 2016
Covered county government

THE FARMINGTON DAILY TIMES, FARMINGTON, NM | STAFF REPORTER | OCT 2013 – OCT 2015
Covered city, county government

PENINSULA CLARION, KENAI, AK | STAFF REPORTER | JULY 2012 – OCT 2013
Covered city government, shot photos, edited obituaries, designed pages

ALPINIST MAGAZINE, JEFFERSONVILLE, VT | INTERN | SUMMER 2011
Covered mountaineering accomplishments, accidents, deaths for Aplinist.com

Computer Skills

Experienced in data analysis (Sheets, Excel, Access), federal and state litigation research, following the money via 990s and their various schedules, trolling SEC filings, and general gumshoe internet reporting. Used these skills for many clients: The New York Times, ProPublica, iHeartRadio, Reuters, Reveal, The Marshall Project, the Credibility Coalition, numerous small newspapers, documentary outfits, freelance reporters, and authors.

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Education

MISSOURI SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM | MASTER’S | 2019
Investigative reporting, narrative writing, environmental focus

JOHNSON STATE COLLEGE | BACHELOR’S | 2012
Outdoor education major, journalism minor

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Awards, Fellowships, Grants

TYPE INVESTIGATIONS | 2021
– Grant | To pursue an investigative project

TYPE INVESTIGATIONS | 2019
– Grant | To pursue an investigation of climate-science denial in academia

THE PULITZER CENTER ON CRISIS REPORTING | 2019
– Smith/Patterson Science Journalism Fellowship | To pursue a story on climate change in Peru

THE MISSOURI SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM | 2018
– The Larry J. Waller Fellowship for Investigative Reporting | To pursue a story on climate change
– A grant through the Duffy Fund | For the same climate-change story

NEW MEXICO PRESS ASSOCIATION | 2016
– 1st place | Public Service | Newsroom coverage of the Gold King Mine spill
– 2nd place | Public Service | A joint investigation into New Mexico’s poor prison health care system
– 1st place | Investigative Reporting | A probe into tax problems at a domestic violence shelter
– 1st place | Continuing Coverage | Newsroom coverage of the Gold King Mine spill
– 2nd place | News Writing | Newsroom coverage of the Gold King Mine spill

NEW MEXICO PRESS ASSOCIATION | 2015
– 2nd place | Investigative Reporting | Exposed New Mexico’s failure to enforce campaign finance laws
– 1st place | Continuing Coverage | An investigation into human waste in local rivers
– 1st place | Best News Coverage | A newsroom achievement for overall reporting

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