My curiosity as a kid growing up in New York City prevailed. Now I’m a journalist based in the Washington, D.C. area.
I joined The Atlantic’s CityLab as an editorial fellow in July 2018 to report on “the biggest ideas and most pressing issues facing the world’s metro areas and neighborhoods.” My beat there is the environment. The topics I’ve written about range from a “rights of nature” law to protect Lake Erie passed through a Toledo, Ohio, ballot measure to the efforts taken by U.S. recycling centers to grapple with changes in recycling markets. I’ve covered research, dealing with subjects like the impact of traffic pollution on kids’ academic performance and how climate change affects mental health issues. I also collaborated with my colleague for an article using Yelp and Google Trends data to illustrate one Christmas tradition familiar to many American Jews: Chinese food.
My reporting has been published in CityLab, City Limits, Chelsea Now, and CNN. Additionally, some of my environment reporting for CityLab has been republished in Mother Jones, Grist, and Pacific Standard.