I am a proud graduate of the University of Missouri's School of Journalism, class of 2017.

Currently, I am a Pulliam Fellow and neighborhoods reporter for the Indy Star. I've been learning about each part of Indianapolis, writing about absent landlords, guerilla pocket parks and grassroots revitalization and reading up on Vonnegut.

For two years, I covered the higher education beat at the Missourian, which included daily and breaking news coverage of the graduate rights and race-related protests at the University of Missouri. Two of my stories during that fall were the Missourian's top ten most-read stories of the year. I also spent time on the Missourian's graphics and copy desks.

I have also been an enterprise reporter for the Kansas City Star and have written for Vox Magazine and The Oklahoman.

I'm a proud native of Oklahoma City, but I've been lucky to travel across the U.S. and the world. During the summer of 2015, I spent eight weeks teaching English as a Second Language in Sofia, Bulgaria, and also got to explore Bulgaria and Istanbul.

Some of my favorite writers are Lane DeGregory, Flannery O'Connor, Daniel Woodrell, David Halberstam and Laura Hillenbrand. You can often find me listening to folk music, reading a novel or tramping through a state park.