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A Little about me...

I'm currently an assistant managing editor at U.S. News & World Report, where I oversee a section focused on news about the world’s cities. Before that, I was international news editor at U.S. News, recruiting, editing and managing freelancers based primarily in South America and Africa. My own international reporting has taken me everywhere from Sri Lanka's war-ravaged North to Lesotho's remote mountain villages. I strive to tell character-driven stories that shed light on social injustice, and particularly enjoy reporting on women's issues. I also have a love for fun, quirky feature stories and personal essays.

I've been an Overseas Press Club Fellow and received two fellowships from the International Reporting Project. A journalist for more than a decade, I've covered everything from Indiana's National Guard to online education to riots in South Africa's townships. I’ve written for the Associated Press, The Washingtonian, The Atlantic's CityLab, Indianapolis Monthly and numerous other news organizations.

An Indiana native, I live in the nation's capital with my husband, daughter and two chatty Main Coon cats. 

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