I grew up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. I graduated from Hamilton College and later got my masters at NYU's SHERP program. I served as a corps member with City Year in Washington, D.C. I have organized and led many trips with Putney Student Travel and, more recently, New York Times Student Journeys. I was a fellow in the National Press Foundation's cancer reporting program and a fellow at the Mayo Foundation Journalist Residency. I am a fluent (but not native) Spanish speaker. When I'm not writing or editing, I enjoy hiking, traveling, baking, and reading fiction.