Selected Work


American Dream, The Washington Post Magazine (cover story) (June 2020)

What Isolation Does to Undocumented Immigrants, The Atlantic (May 2020)

Out of Sight, Guernica (March 2020)

Letter from Guatemala: From Scratch, Harper’s (Dec. 2019)

“Achieving the American Dream” with a Loan and a Smuggler, The New York Times (Nov. 2019)


Mo Willems on the Lost Art of Being Silly, Edutopia (February 2020)

When the Bus is the Schoolhouse, Hechinger Report and Christian Science Monitor (February 2020)

Teaching Your Heart Out: Emotional Labor and the Need for Systemic Change, Edutopia (July 2019)

How Daily Farm Work and Outdoor Projects Make Learning in High School Better for Teens, Hechinger Report and NPR’s MindShift (June 2019)

“We Want a Kid You Don’t Have Any Idea What to Do With”, Hechinger Report and Pacific Standard (April 2019)

In Rural Guatemala, Can This School Make ‘The Girl Effect’ Happen?, Bright (May 2019)

For Refugee High Schoolers in Boston, a Vision of America the Normal, The Progressive (March 2017)

Why Learning Things ‘Sooner and Faster’ Doesn’t Get Them Further in School, The Washington Post (January 2016)

Other (Personal Essays and Photography)

Pretend Nobody Died, Guernica (May 2020)

Learning to See, Pigeon Pages (May 2018)