I'm a data-nerd and recent graduate of the (soon-to-be-no-longer-a-School of) Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Writing is my passion. Favorite topics include: technology + society, the environment, agriculture, trash + waste, public health.
I love data almost as much as I love words + language, and have recently become interested in data visualization, data design, interactive mapping, and geographic journalism.
I'm currently working as data curator at The Piton Foundation, where I make data visualizations and develop tools to make data easier for people to use. Before that, I was a reporting intern at the Rocky Mountain Investigative News Network (I-News) and for the past two years I worked at CU's Center of Environmental Journalism. I grew up in Portland, Ore., and received my bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering (aero/astro) from MIT.
Why did I make this site?
The projects I'm working on - professionally, academically, recreationally - are scattered all over the web. I created this site to bring together a disparate body of work.
Some of my (more fun) projects include:
Networking Imagination: Creativity and Collaboration in the Digital Age - My journalism master's project. During the reporting process, I used Innovation Factorial as an open-notebook blogsperiment.
On a more cerebral level, I enjoy building websites. From scratch. Even if it's slow and clunky. Maybe because I like digging in the dirt and baking ugly pies. (And, as I learned recently, old, wilty hops impart a better aroma.)