I am a Brooklyn-based journalist, a Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation, and a Puffin Foundation writing fellow at The Nation Institute.
I report and write most often about education, women's issues, cities, public health, and American politics. My work has appeared in The Nation, Slate, The Daily Beast, TIME, The American Prospect, The New Republic, the Washington Post, BusinessWeek, the Washington City Paper, In These Times, and other publications. I've been a guest on MSNBC, CNN, CSPAN, and numerous radio programs.
In 2010 I was awarded a Spencer Education Journalism Fellowship, and spent one academic year in residence at Columbia University, working on long-form journalism and familiarizing myself with the latest education research. Previously, I was an associate editor at The Daily Beast and The American Prospect.
I graduated from Brown University, where I studied history. I grew up in beautiful Ossining, New York, alongside the Hudson River, and lived and worked in Paris during 2004.