About Me

Havana, 2018

I write about outsiders, primarily covering education, immigration, and identity. My work has appeared in publications including The Atlantic, Guernica, Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times, NPR, and The Washington Post Magazine, and is forthcoming in National Geographic and, with the support of the International Women’s Media Foundation, Ms. Magazine.

Before becoming a journalist, I taught elementary school in Boston and Guatemala’s Western Highlands. I have a BA in Anthropology from Harvard College and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. I have studied writing at the Yale Writers’ Workshop, the Tin House Workshop, and the Sewanee Writers’ Workshop as a Tennessee Williams Fellow in Non-Fiction.

I live in Brooklyn.