News & Investigations editor, High Country News          Aug. 2022-present

– Investigative projects and collaborations for web and print

– Overseeing and developing news strategy for

Previous experience:

Editor, Southern NM News Collaborative         Jan. 2022-Sept. 2022

– Leading coverage on COVID recovery, especially for Spanish-speaking communities, in southern NM

– Work with partners to develop solutions-oriented reporting on COVID recovery

Managing editor, Searchlight New Mexico Jan. 2021-Oct. 2021

– Led a team of reporters, editors, and developers to produce groundbreaking investigations on underserved communities in New Mexico

– Notable work (editing): 

Eviction Epidemic: Made detailed evictions data public for the first time in New Mexico, as well nuanced portraits of those trapped in the eviction crisis in the state

Chief adversary: Meet one of the most prominent female environmental activists in New Mexico — and learn about her fight to stop a dirty energy deal

Topics editor, Colorado Public Radio April 2019-Dec. 2020

– Led a team of six reporters covering business, education, health, transportation & growth

– Notable work (editing): 

Teens Under Stress: A national-award-winning multimedia and multi-platform investigation of the teen suicide and mental health epidemic in Colorado

Team lead for locally award-winning coronavirus coverage with a focus on the racial and economic dimensions of the pandemic


Associate editor, High Country News Jan. 2015-March 2019

– Led team of four staff editors and a dozen freelance reporters and editors

– Built partnerships with Buzzfeed, Mother Jones, the Solutions Journalism Network & more

Also: Freelance writer and editor 2013-present, previously deputy editor & correspondent for High Country News; Reporter & editor for Chalkbeat


Digital: Google Analytics, Chartbeat, HTML, WordPress, basic R and Python scripting

Audio/visual: Audition, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, data viz including Tableau, Carto, Excel

Languages: Fluent French, Conversant German, Spanish, Tok Pisin


B.A. in Biology, Reed College, Portland, Oregon