I'm an undergraduate student at Northeastern University where I am pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism with a minor in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies. I am currently participating in a 6-month co-op program as The World's Digital Production Assistant.
My first reporting position was as stringer for my tiny hometown's weekly paper, The Littleton Independent. After covering selectmen's and planning board meetings - where I was often the only attendee - I accepted a co-op position at The Boston Globe's North Metro bureau, where I continued to cover local news. In the Spring of 2013 I spent four months studying in London and fell in love with everything about the city.
The World is my first foray into the realm of international news and I could not be more excited.
In my free time, I can be found consuming useless pop culture trivia and playing music.
Conflict & Justice
Not many people would bring a sketch pad to a war zone instead of a camera, but Richard Johnson has drawn his way through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now he's turning his attention to "Drawing up the Drawdown" as the US effort in Afghanistan comes to an end.
Arts, Culture & Media
Images of Cuba are usually beautiful: bright pastel colors, warm tropical weather and the bright blue hue of the ocean. But prisoners at Guantanamo can't see any of that, even though it's right outside. Photographer Debi Cornwall went to the prison to capture those contradictions on film.
The folk music of this region in the southeast of Europe has influenced a new musical scene in Mexico, of all places. Can you name it?
It's tough being gay in Russia. That's why an anonymous Russian exchange student sought asylum in the US on the basis of his sexual orientation. Though nobody was supposed to know about his application, an American official recently outed the teen in a piece for the New York Times.
When you think of Scotland, it's likely you think of kilts, haggis, and — of course — bagpipes. Scots produce most of the world's bagpipes, but there's a country that comes in close second. Can you name it?