I'm a journalist, born and bred in Indiana. Yes, I say "pop" instead of "soda."
In 2014, I traded the midwest for the east coast, where I study journalism at Boston University's College of Communication.
I currently work out of the Massachusetts State House for the Lowell Sun, where I cover policy, politics and all other happenings under the big, gold dome on Beacon Hill.
Before the Sun, I've spent a summer reporting under the literal sun at the Miami Herald, where I covered a potpourri of breaking news, features and "Florida Man" news for the paper. I also spent some time fact checking and transcribing for an 18-month investigation of abuse within Florida's detention centers. While studying abroad in the U.K. I interned at the London Evening Standard, writing features and reviews for London's most popular free daily paper. I spent the six months before that at The Boston Globe, where I took a break from classes at BU and worked as a full-time general assignment reporter. I covered crime, breaking news and spent a few months digging into discrimination at Tufts University. My reporting eventually led to a university-appointed assessment of the school's Greek life community.
Before I stepped foot in the big newsrooms, I cut my teeth and spent my nights at The Daily Free Press, BU's independent student newspaper. Most notably, my reporting on the #PoorAtAPrivateUniversity student group brought about BU's first grant assurance program. In my time at the FreeP, I served as the layout editor, multimedia editor and in 2016, editor-in-chief of the paper, before becoming the chairman of the paper's publishing company in 2017.