Hi there! Most days, I can be found running around the Capitol, recorder in hand, trying to catch members of Congress. While my expertise is in transportation, I have written on a range of topics including the 2012 election (complete with on-site coverage of the New Hampshire primary), a growing Bhutanese population right outside of Washington, and transgender issues in the District.
I love being a reporter. I’ve known since I was a little girl interviewing stuffed animals with my Playskool tape recorder that journalism was in my future.
Before moving to POLITICO in September 2014, I worked for three years at Bloomberg BNA, first as a graduate fellow and then their full-time transportation reporter. I’ve worked as an intern for Panorama Public Relations in Birmingham assisting with fashion campaigns and Hearst Newspapers Washington Bureau covering congressional action from a Texas perspective.
In 2012, I received my master’s degree in journalism from American University. I received my B.A. in public relations from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (my hometown) in 2011, graduating with a 4.0 GPA. While there, I worked as news editor for UAB’s student paper, the Kaleidoscope.
In 2011, I was selected as the outstanding undergraduate student for the UAB Department of Communications and I also won a student award of excellence from the Public Relations Council of Alabama for my long-term public relations proposal.
I’m pretty handy with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. I’ve dabbled a little in graphic design and I can make a movie or two on FinalCut.