I’m a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times covering California politics and policy out of the Times’ bureau in Sacramento. I’m currently focusing on housing affordability, police accountability and transparency, the state’s premier environmental law and a few other policy areas. I began working at the Times in 2016.
My passion is trying to uncover and solve the big problems that affect life in neighborhoods, particularly those in communities policymakers typically neglect.
Before joining the LA Times, I spent six years at Voice of San Diego, a nonprofit news site, where I led the organization’s investigative efforts. I also have regularly written and contributed to breaking news and feature stories for the New York Times, the Washington Post and The Atlantic. I grew up in Philadelphia, which means I have a giant chip on my shoulder.
Some of my interests include good food and drink and reading and learning Spanish. I may or may not dance around my house when no one’s looking, and sometimes when people are.