I’m drawn to stories at the intersections of identity, arts, and culture.
A longtime storyteller with work in print, digital, and audio, I most recently produced and reported for NPR, where I was part of the teams who made TED Radio Hour, It’s Been a Minute, and Planet Money. My reporting has aired on shows across the network, including All Things Considered, Code Switch and Alt.Latino. In 2023, I reported from Berlin as an Arthur F. Burns Fellow.
I got my start in radio producing and reporting for The Frame, a daily radio show on NPR station KPCC. Past bylines include BBC World Service, CBC, LAist, The California Sunday Magazine, Marfa Public Radio, Bitch, make/shift, Huizache, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.
My work has won awards and honors from the Podcast Academy, Los Angeles Press Club, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists, and KCRW’s 24-Hour Radio Race. I was a RIAS Berlin Commission Fellow, IWMF Gwen Ifill Fellow, and AIR New Voices Scholar. In a previous life, I spent many years advising and mentoring students at public universities throughout California.
A first-generation college graduate and lifelong Southern Californian, I received a B.A. in German studies at Scripps College and an MFA in creative nonfiction at the University of California, Riverside. I’m an alum of the Poynter Leadership Academy for Diversity in Media and the Transom Traveling Workshop.