I came to media by way of Silicon Valley. Whether I am interviewing the CEO of a tech startup about their product mechanics and business strategy or pouring over data to better understand and serve readers' interests, I have always thrived best at the intersection of storytelling and technology.
I now span the editorial and product teams at Quartz as a contributor and its first data scientist. I cover the intersections of cities, technology, and the environment; experiment with chatbots, augmented reality, and other interactive storyforms; and build analytics and machine learning models to drive our audience growth.
My writing has also appeared in Mother Jones, Sierra, Grist, How We Get To Next, New Republic, and other publications. In a past life, I was an application engineer at a Google X urban sustainability spinoff.
I graduated from MIT with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and minor in Energy Studies. While there I founded an environmentally-conscious fashion show, earned the highest undergraduate student leadership award for my work to advance campus sustainability, conducted research at the MIT Media Lab, and sang in a cappella.