Freelance 2021 - now: Fact-checker for Vox, Campside, Spotify, NYT, and others. Audio producer for The Climbing Struggle, Kaiser Health News, Blue Wire Studios. Photojournalism for The Washington Post, New York Times, and others. 

Parks Podcast 2020 - now: Founder, reporter, producer, host

Outside Magazine 2019 - 20: Photo editor

NPR 2018: Photo editor for science, food, health

MPR The Current 2019 - 20: Photographer and videographer, video editor

USA Today 2017: Audio intern

Fools Magazine 2015 - 18: Founder, editor-in-chief, photo editor. 


The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, ACLU, IHeartMedia, Cosmopolitan Magazine, MPR The Current, USA Today, Outside Magazine, BBC: Public Radio International, The Des Moines Register, The Cedar Rapids Gazette, Fools Magazine.


Parks Podcast, American Diagnosis, 5 things podcast, Class Action, Spinsters, American Prodigies, The Climbing Struggle, Snap Judgement, Running Smoke, Dictators, Solved Murders, Serial Killers, Conspiracy Theories, Sports Explains The World.


Fulbright Berlin Capital Program 2016 one of thirteen journalists accepted to the Fulbright journalism conference in Berlin and Hamburg, Germany focusing on media use abroad, sociocultural and political issues.

Mountain Workshops 2016

Lawrence Fairall Scholarship 2018

Iowa Newspaper Foundation 1st Place Award: Best Series 2017

Jess Gorkin Magazine Scholarship 2017


Managing and leadership, development for narrative audio, photo and video series, story-editing.

Selected Press

A conversation with me on freelancing, creativity, and community for Macey Spensley's Substack. 

A radio segment where I talk about a new Illinois freelancer bill for WBEZ 91.5 Reset. 


University of Iowa 2014 - 2018

journalism & fine art photography BA

Using Format