ABOUT ME

I'm an award-winning freelance reporter based in San Francisco. I was raised in rural New Mexico, and when I'm not busy reporting and writing I can usually be found hiking up mountains with my dog. 

WHAT I DO

I specialize in stories about public health, from incarceration to drug use, sex work to HIV. San Francisco is making waves with its creative methods for addressing health crises, but it's getting little attention on the national stage. I have a deep list of sources and a strong background  covering complicated issues, with a focus on the human experience.

WHAT I'VE DONE

I spent three years as news editor and reporter for SF Weekly, and two years before that running a local neighborhood blog called Hoodline. In 2019 the California News Publishers Association granted me first place in the "writing" category for a story on seniors dying in the Paradise fires. The same year, I was granted a health reporting fellowship with USC Annenberg School of Journalism.

PORTFOLIO

Mental Health, Homelessness, and

Civil Rights: San Francisco's

Crisis of Conscience

A state Senate bill on mental health conservatorship is dividing San Francisco

March 16, 2019

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Fentanyl Rising in S.F.'s 

Drug Supply

S.F. saw a steep spike in overdose deaths in September. But while the drug supply has changed,

it’s not all to blame

October 11, 2018

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Fun fact: Nuala is pronounced "Noo-la" 

(it's old Irish Gaelic)