experience
  • The New York Times Oct 2016 to present Writer for The Upshot
  • The Washington Post March 2014 to Sept. 2016 Staff Writer
  • The Atlantic Cities Jan. 2013 to March 2014 Staff Writer
  • Freelance journalist Sept. 2007-Dec. 2012 Contributed to the Atlantic Cities, Fast Company, SPIN, GOOD, Pacific Standard, PopSci, The Morning News, Milwaukee Magazine, ESPN.com, Deadspin, World Hum, Geek Monthly, Index on Censorship, The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Orlando Sentinel, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Kansas City Star, Baltimore Sun, St. Petersburg Times
  • The Christian Science Monitor Dec. 2007-Feb. 2008 English- and French-language research assistant to the Paris bureau chief
  • The Orlando Sentinel Dec. 2003-July 2007 Sports reporter, covering Florida State football in the Tallahassee bureau (spring 2005-summer 2007) and general assignment in Orlando (winter 2003-spring 2005)
  • The Washington Post Summer 2003 Sports intern and general assignment reporter
  • The Plain Dealer Summer 2002 Sports intern and general assignment reporter
  • The Oregonian Spring 2002 Interned with the sports department, news copy desk and suburban news bureau
  • The Daily Northwestern Fall 2000-spring 2003 Served as managing editor, deputy sports editor and reporter
  • Chicago Tribune Fall 1999-Fall 2000 Editorial assistant in the Sports Department
education
  • Johns Hopkins University (Washington, D.C.) 2013 Masters of Writing in creative nonfiction
  • Universite Paris-Sorbonne (Paris, France) Winter 2007-08 Semestrial diploma in advanced French language and civilization studies
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) Fall 2000-Spring 2003 Bachelor of Science in Journalism
honors
  • The National Council on Crime and Delinquency PASS Award (2010)
  • Florida Press Club, sports feature writing, Class A, 1st place (2007)
  • Florida Sports Writers' Association, best enterprise story 170,000+, 3rd place (2007)
  • Sunshine State Society of Professional Journalists, non-deadline sports reporting, large category, 2nd place (2007)
  • Hearst Foundation national sportswriting award, 1st place (2003)
  • Hearst Foundation national sportswriting award, runner-up (2002)
  • Freedom Forum-NCAA Foundation Sports Journalism Scholarship (2002)
  • Association for Women in Sports Media scholarship runner-up (2002)
  • Illinois College Press Association award, 1st place sports feature, 2nd place sports news story (2002)
  • Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Award for sports feature (2002)