I'M A DES MOINES-BASED INDEPENDENT JOURNALIST with bylines in The New York Times, Medium.com. The Des Moines Register, the Property Brothers' Reveal, Good Housekeeping, Esquire, Marie Claire, Diabetic Living, Redbook, Midwest Living and publications for more than a dozen universities including Drake, Albany Law School and Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine.

Skills: writing • reporting • editing • story planning

Expertise: human rights • mental health • health & wellness • social science • education

   Magnum Opus Award: Best Cover Lines, 2011; Pearl Award: Best Feature Article Package, 2008; Apex Award: Best Feature Article, 2005; Pulitzer Prize in Public Service, 2021