I'm a journalist and musician living in Washington DC.
Currently I'm an editor and writer at The Nation. I often cover health and environmental issues, but I'm generally interested in reported narratives about complex people and places. I've reported on the ground in more than a dozen states, and for various publications including Rolling Stone, Narratively, and Guernica. My cover story for The Nation on race and infant mortality won the 2018 James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism.
I grew up in the Tillamook Forest in northwestern Oregon, where it rains more than 90 inches a year.