I’m a rising senior at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where I’m the editor-in-chief of The Bottom Line. I’m a history and sociology double major preparing for a minor in professional writing. After graduating from UCSB, I plan to pursue a career in print and digital journalism.

This summer, I’m interning at San Francisco Magazine. I was previously an editorial intern at TakePart and contributor at HelloFlo. You can also find some of my work from writing classes at UCSB on this website.

12038456_10204915003974699_2261621498894038180_nGrowing up, I liked squishing in between my parents on our living room couch and watching 60 Minutes. On Sunday mornings, I’d snatch up the Kids section of the Los Angeles Times while my dad read A1. When I ate breakfast before school, my mom put on KTLA, Good Day L.A., or Good Morning America. Long before I seriously considered journalism as a career, I’d surrounded myself with news.

I love every aspect of modern journalism. There are the writers and photographers who capture slices of ordinary life and the stories of marginalized communities. There’s the thrill of breaking news and watching it snowball on social media. As a journalist, the public service I do is to convince people to care, learn, and do more.