The Basics: I live to laugh and try to earn my blessings on the daily. I'm grateful for the resourcefulness and resiliency my upbringing ingrained in me. I try to be more of a creature of compassion and less of consumption. I geek out over public transit and write love letters to the CTA. My eye color changes according to mood and weather. I'm a runner and lover of patterns.
Work Life: I’ve created hyperlocal digital news programs that contextualize learning and build on students’ cultural capital within schools or community spaces in Chicago since 2010. I'm working to create journalism that is truly democratic and empowering as a co-founder and community engagement director of City Bureau. I was a 2016 Voqal Social Entrepreneur Fellow. I also consult in the following areas: civic media research, non-profit development, youth development and educational design.