The first word people usually use to describe me is "enthusiastic."
The second word is "inquisitive."
My curiosity about the world has led me to investigate small invasive insects, tiny organisms in the desert soil, stem cell breakthroughs, people getting unauthorized COVID-19 shots, and much more.
Most recently, I was the inaugural disability reporting fellow for the New York Times — but I've had some experience starting brand new beats.
In my last job, I was the inaugural bioscience reporter for the Arizona Republic. I've also previously worked for outlets like the Associated Press, NPR, CNN, and The Hartford Courant.
Dubbed by readers as a 'science fan girl,' I love reporting on all things science, environment and healthcare. As a hard-of-hearing woman who uses American Sign Language with my two deaf parents, I'm also incredibly passionate about reporting on the disability community and improving disability coverage in the news industry.
I'm happy to tell stories in all formats, whether it be through writing, audio, video, photos, data visualizations, social media posts, augmented reality or even watercolor art. I'm best at combining multiple formats and working collaboratively to reach the widest audience possible.
I say "yes" more often than "no" and am constantly pushing myself to learn or try new things. I'm currently taking classes to improve my Spanish.