I earned my M.S. in Multimedia Journalism in 2015, graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. My master's thesis was on sanitation and water quality in the Santa Monica Bay. Following graduation, I worked as a general assignment freelance reporter and staff social media manager for various outlets, including Roadtrippers Magazine, The Big Issue South Africa, the New York Daily News and Reuters.

Prior to USC, I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. I'm passionate about the outdoors, and my favorite memories of my time at Capital were spent exploring and studying animal and plant life on Andros Island, Bahamas, and the east and west coasts of Costa Rica under the supervision of my biology professor and mentor, Dr. Alan Stam.

Most recently, I completed Cornell University's first completely remote international fellowship with 35 other professionals in the environmental and climate science space. We have an eBook coming out in Winter 2019 chronicling what we've learned about climate change adaptation and mitigation in our respective countries.