headshotGrowing up, I wanted to be Nancy Drew. Or a crime scene analyst. Or an FBI profiler.

A focus on finding the truth translated into a focus on accountability and investigative journalism, particularly involving data. Now, I dig for answers and share them in hopes of informing and improving society. 

I’ve shone a light on tough conditions in alternative schools and used data to understand racial inequities, from suspensions to test scores.

I’ve written the first draft of history as schools scrambled in the face of a global pandemic and a national reckoning with systemic racism and police brutality.

And I’ve won awards for my education coverage, data journalism and political reporting.

Right now, I write about education for the Pulitzer Prize-winning Courier Journal in Louisville, Ky. I keep tabs on one of the largest school districts in the country, state education policy and teacher activism.

I also covered education at Insider Louisville. Before that, I covered technology at TechRepublic, worked on the data desk at the Austin American-Statesman, and ran The Louisville Cardinal.

A lifelong Kentuckian, I earned a degree in investigative journalism with a Russian minor from the University of Louisville.

Need more? Here’s my resume.

Home photo by Arry Schofield / About photo by Scott Utterback.