Who I AM...

I'm a well-traveled journalist with more than three years of professional journalism experience under my belt, a B.A. in Peace Studies, and two Masters degrees in journalism and Middle Eastern and North African Studies. I have a diverse body of work covering a wide array of domestic and international issues for print and radio. I currently work for Courthouse News Service , where I cover Congress, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the D.C. Circuit and the Supreme Court. I've also covered the Guantanamo military commissions cases and parole board hearings extensively. I enjoy covering any topic, but I'm particularly drawn to deep dives and watchdog reporting. I'm a strong proponent of freedom of information, and I have a proven track record of acquiring public records to enhance my reporting. I believe that journalism should hold public officials accountable and prompt meaningful changes that directly benefit the public.

  • Lives In Washington D.C.
  • Loves My family and husband, journalism, and scouring documents
  • Wants Continued Professional Growth

Email Me


  • Courthouse Trainer Introduces Readers to ‘RBG Workout’

  • Experts Say Journalists Could Be Espionage Act’s Next Frontier

  • Journalist Once Called a ‘FOIA Terrorist” Sees Uptick in Government Secrecy

  • Report Rebuts GOP Claims of Health Care Act Death Spiral

  • Health Care Experts Shed Light on Grim Budget Office Report

  • Countdown From Infinity to Close Guantanamo Bay

  • Experts Decry Torture Deja-Vu in Trump Presidency

  • Millennial Vote a Big Draw as DNC Chair Race Heats Up

  • Watch-List Foes Slam ‘No-Fly, No-Buy’ Gun-Control Plan

  • World War II Vet Inks Settlement on Long-Awaited Benefits

  • Experts Sound Off on Water-Safety Failures

  • Holes in Lead Contamination Data Explored

  • Experts Count Missteps in Fighting Islamic Radicalism

  • Syrian Refugee Crisis Differs from Iraq’s, and Experts Say That’s OK

  • Controversial ‘no-knock’ warrants common in Tucson

  • Police Militarization Debated in Arizona, too

  • After SB 1070, National Trend Shifts Toward Loosening Immigration Laws

  • Lax Record-Keeping Blurs SB 1070 Impact

  • AZ Week: Free Expression in the Middle East

  • Questions Remain About US Role in Syria

  • Experts Continue Debate Over Iran’s Disputed Nuclear Program

  • UA Student Visits Libya, His Father’s Homeland

  • Drinking it All In: Meet the Regulars at St. Elmo’s, perhaps the oldest bar in the state

  • Delivering Aid: After losing her job more than 15 years ago, Lisa Hopper decided to help the world

  • Through education, and tortoises, Wadi Food seeks environmental sustainability

  • Gouna: Egypt’s No. 1 eco-friendly destination?