"Hortencia is a Dreamer in Pittsburgh, standing up for the embattled DACA program"
Director, Editor, Producer
This short video produced for PublicSource provides a glimpse into the life of one young Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient, whose parents brought her to Pennsylvania from Mexico as a three-year-old. Hortencia believes the DACA program is a benefit to the U.S. government, and should be sustained.

Heavy rain means raw sewage in this Westmoreland County community - on private land and in public drinking water
Reporter, Photographer
This package produced for PublicSource explores one family’s years-long struggle to keep sewage off their property and out of the public drinking water system.

"A reason for recovery"
Co-Editor, Co-Producer
A PublicSource video produced in collaboration with Natasha Khan. A component of the award-winning story by Jeffrey Benzing: "Holly: One face of the national heroin crisis"

Winner, "Feature/Non-Daily" award in the Society of Professional Journalists' 2015 statewide competition.

"Having a voice"
Director, Editor
A video produced for PublicSource.

"In jail, words create community"
Producer, Editor
A video produced for PublicSource.

"Active and adaptive"
Producer, Editor
A video produced for PublicSource.

"Working with disabilities: Learning soft skills"
Producer, Editor
A video produced for PublicSource.


"Surveying pipelines with drones"
Director, Editor
A short informational video produced for PublicSource. 

"Highland Lives"
Editor, Co-Director
A documentary produced at Kent State University. Part of a project about the LGBTQ neighborhoods of Akron, Ohio. Premiered at the 2014 International Gay Games in Akron. More information here. 


Published Writing

Minimum-wage debate heats up in Pennsylvania

PA scores poorly on AARP's list for elderly, disabled care

A majority of likely Pennsylvania voters are delaying retirement

Mic

I've written for Mic (formerly PolicyMic), a news site created by and for young people, with an audience of more than 30 million per month. Below are some examples of my written work published there.

This is What a Gender-Neutral Google Looks Like

3 Films From Argentina You've Never Heard Of That Will Change Your Life

Why You Should Stop Calling Powerful Women "Working Mothers"

Climate Change Is So Real, It's Making Us Angry

The World's Richest People Create 50% Of Global Warming

The Latin American Country That Shows Up the U.S. on Trans Rights

The Campus

I wrote consistently for The Campus, Allegheny College's student-run weekly newspaper, throughout my four years of undergraduate school. I was trained to become Co-Features Editor; later I became Features Editor and eventually the News Editor. Below are some articles I wrote during my time there.

"Gregory's Corner" remembers cherished student who "dreamed big"

Angel'la Jean "Angie" Wright Memorial

Students react to campus lockdown

Students sit in before faculty meeting to encourage discussions on fracking

Caricatures represent two faces of fracking

'Everyone is Gay' visits Allegheny

The Campus chats with Mac Miller and DJ Enferno

Scottish woodland specialist speaks on widespread tree extinction

Top 5 cheap, semi-valid dinner dates in Meadville

Springfest 2012: No one even remembers how it started

Interactive dance should be 'legalized'

Review: 'Cloud Atlas' builds suspense, doesn't deliver

Professor, author discusses first book of poetry

MCT musical that's to die for

Orchesis 2012 debuts in Shafer