"Protect Asylum Seekers at the US-Mexico Border" / Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative

2020

In January 2020, a delegation of Houston-based nonprofits and pro bono counsel visited Brownsville, Texas to witness the humanitarian crisis created by the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) and provide pro bono services to asylum seekers. Watch the video to learn more about what is happening in Matamoros, Mexico.

https://www.houstonimmigration.org/border/

 

"Fear & uncertainty: Asylum-seekers in limbo under Trump’s expanding ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy" / Tucson Sentinel

2019

This story is about the implementation of the Trump Administration's Migrant Protection Protocols – otherwise known as 'Remain in Mexico' – and how the policy forces asylum seekers into a dangerous waiting game. 

http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/local/report/082319_migrant_protocols/fear-uncertainty-asylum-seekers-limbo-under-trumps-expanding-remain-mexico-policy/

Electionland / ProPublica

2018

Electionland is a collaborative reporting project focused on voting rights, election administration and problems at the polls. In 2016 I reported from Manhattan and the Bronx. On Election Day 2018, I monitored voting issues in AR, LA, MS, AL and SC. 

https://www.propublica.org/electionland/

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"Legendary Cyphers: A 360° Documentary" / Hip Hop Film Festival

2017

"Legendary Cyphers: A 360° Documentary" is about Union Square’s weekly freestyle hip-hop gathering. It was nominated Best Documentary at the 2017 Hip Hop Film Festival in Harlem, was screened at the 2017 Urban Films Festival in Paris and will be featured at the 2019 New Orleans Film Festival.

https://youtu.be/ScOUUssSq0E

(Note: 360° videos are best viewed on Google Chrome or the Youtube Mobile app)

New York Voter Guide / WNYC

2016

WNYC's personalized voter guide for the November 2016 elections let users input their address and see who was running in their district. I was responsible for all data regarding New York's judicial candidates. ​​​​​​​

https://www.wnyc.org/story/new-york-voter-guide-2016-november-election/

"Blue water barrel's trip to NY museum honors work to end deadly Az treks" / The Tucson Sentinel

2016

This story is about Robin Hoover, the audacious co-founder of Humane Borders, and about the organization’s continuing struggle to keep immigrants alive in the Sonoran Desert.  

http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/local/report/100516_humane_borders_museum/blue-water-barrels-trip-ny-museum-honors-work-end-deadly-az-treks/

"Rent Guidelines Board Approves Rent Freeze for One Year Leases" / The Lo-Down

2016

This article is about the RGB's historic rent freeze in 2016, and is part of my coverage of affordable housing on the Lower East Side.

http://www.thelodownny.com/leslog/2016/06/rent-guidelines-board-approves-rent-freeze-for-one-year-leases.html

"Tenants Make Themselves Heard as Croman Case is Pushed Back" / The Lo-Down

2016

This story is about tenants organizing against notoriously abusive Lower East Side landlord Steve Croman, who later plead guilty to three mortgage fraud-related felonies and spent eight months in jail.

http://www.thelodownny.com/leslog/2016/06/tenants-make-themselves-heard-as-croman-case-is-pushed-back.html

Collateral Damage / States of Incarceration

2015

Collateral Damage is a series of portraits and stories about how incarceration affects the friends and families of those who are locked up at Rikers Island. It is featured in States of Incarceration, an ongoing national exhibition.

http://statesofincarceration.org/states/new-york-rikers-island-ny-11370-plain-sight 

(Note: from SOI website, you must scroll down and click the thumbnail to view the series)

 

 

 

"The Future of Journalism: Virtual Reality?" / Journalism+Design Blog

2015

This article is part of my coverage of SXSW 2015, focused on the intersections of Journalism and VR. I was selected by The New School's Journalism+Design faculty to attend and report on the conference. 

https://jdsxsw.wordpress.com/2015/03/18/journalism/

"Between a Rock and a Hard Place" / Grant Magazine

2013

"Between a Rock and a Hard Place" is a story about the Syrian Civil War from the perspective of Portland, Oregon's Syrian Christian community.

http://grantmagazine.com/between-a-rock-and-a-hard-place/

"Fail Harder" / Grant Magazine

2013

"Fail Harder" is an exclusive profile of international advertising mogul Dan Wieden, co-founder of Wieden+Kennedy. 

http://grantmagazine.com/fail-harder/ ​​​​​​​

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