Friday's immigration announcement by President Obama was a great moment in a lot of ways. Seeing the reactions to his announcement that the Department of Homeland Security is stopping the deportation ...
So the aid center I'm working in for the next two weeks is run by a Catholic-Episcopalian coalition, and I'm the lone atheist volunteer. Some thoughts on trying to work for social change without God in the picture.
So I'm doing my thesis research over the next few weeks on the U.S.-Mexico border (or Arizona-Sonora, more accurately). If you want to follow a long and don't know a lot about border history and politics, start here!
My alarm on Monday went off at 3:40 a.m. After a cursory attempt to get dressed and put my contacts in, I walked out the door fifteen minutes later with a mug of green tea. My heart was racing as I wa...
I was super excited about President Obama's decision to stop deporting undocumented students. And then I read the comments on the New York Times article. And then I just kind of had to write this in response.
So this morning, President Obama announced that undocumented students who would be covered under the DREAM Act will no longer be deported. This policy applies to people who are under 30, arrived in th...
I spent the past two days travelling on the Greyhound, from Walla Walla, Washington to Tucson, Arizona. When I told my friends that I was planning to travel to Arizona by bus, a lot of them gave me a ...
Want to know why Trayvon's killer remains unpunished and Arizona has a ridiculous anti-immigration law? Other than racism, the answer lies in a shadowy underground group known as the American Legislative Exchange Council.
Okay, that might be an exaggeration. But not a big one. ALEC is a place for industry and special interest groups to come together with legislators and draft model legislation. Corporations pay large s...
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Small-town digital journalist & aspiring all-around nerd.
I'm a reporter and web editor at the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, where I cover Columbia and Garfield counties and help run our website and social media accounts. In my free time, I skate for the Walla Walla Sweets Rollergirls. You can follow my small-town journalism adventures on my blog.
I'm also a professional book hoarder (mostly nonfiction). Someday, my living room will be an open neighborhood public library, but until then, you can check out my books here.
started my own country in 5th grade, completed the Sporcle "Countries of the World" quiz twice
Politics-Environmental Studies, 2009 - 2013
Reporter and Web Editor
writing, editing, communication, social media content, HTML/CSS, journalism, reporting
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
Reporter and Assistant Web Editor, 2012 - present
I cover Columbia and Garfield counties (plus a few towns in Walla Walla and Umatilla counties) and help run our website and social media accounts.
Checker, 2009 - 2011
Whitman College Pioneer
Editor-in-Chief, 2009 - 2013
Managed weekly college newspaper, including advertising, subscriptions, web, production and editorial staff. Previously worked as a news editor and news reporter.
Whitman Climbing Wall
Climbing Instructor, 2010 - 2011
Seattle, WA - Walla Walla, WA - Koforidua, Ghana - Quito, Ecuador