The following are clips from my work as a reporter for The Daily Illini. The "DI" is the independent, student-run newspaper at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (Complete list of more than 30 DI clips)
The fresh carcasses of the Meat Science Laboratory's newly slaughtered pigs, sheep and cows are not buried in the cemetery next door. Instead, they are sliced, chopped, packaged and sold in a small deli-like store room on the building's first floor.
Shortly after the University was founded in 1867, secret brotherhood societies called fraternities appeared on campus. Flash forward 144 years and the U of I is said to have the largest Greek system in the country. While the system has withstood the test of time, some traditions that helped shape Greek history on campus have not. The Daily Illini searched through hundreds of archived copies of stories that date as far back as the 1920s to find some of the top traditions that once defined Greek life at the U of I.
Julia is from Nicaragua and earns $430 a year. She is one of roughly 1 billion people in the world who lives in poverty. Julia's story and similar accounts were printed on small white paper cards and randomly handed out to 50 percent of the students who attended the Service and Justice Outreach Hunger Banquet on Tuesday. The white cards represented the portion of the world's population living on a low income.
I specialize in using digital and print media to communicate with mass audiences.
I earned a master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 2013. My focus was interactive publishing.
I am currently the data visualization reporter at Eater. My mission is to use my skill set to help a forward-thinking news media organization succeed in the modern age.