Photo by Meade Peers McCoy.

I am a print and multimedia reporter exploring the Midwest with a mic in my hand and a camera in my pocket. I seek out stories that reveal the human impact of public policy, and I can never resist a good spreadsheet.

I cover education policy in Indianapolis for Chalkbeat Indiana, a non-profit news organization devoted to improving education for poor communities and children of color through local coverage.

My work has appeared in the Atlantic, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the Indianapolis Star. My radio work has aired on Studio 360, Latino USA and WCAI.

I learned how to hold a mic and tell a great story at the Transom Story Workshop. I learned how to hunt for stories as a newspaper reporter in rural Massachusetts, where I covered everything from chalk art festivals to crime.

When I’m not reporting, I spend my time finding new food, making pastries and reading about urban planning. A native of Boston, I live and work in Indianapolis.