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  • Freelance journalist since 2019, with bylines in Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic and The New York Times

  • Former general manager at Sidecar, a professional development website for the association industry, overseeing content, marketing, membership, live and virtual conferences, and sales and growth strategies

  • I spent nearly seven years at The Times-Picayune as, at turns, an arts and entertainment reporter, lead reporter, breaking news editor and metro columnist

  • Interned at The Republican-American and The Times-Picayune


  • Graduated from LSU, cum laude, with a degree in mass communication and experience on The Daily Reveille's copy desk and as editor-in-chief of the quarterly student magazine, Legacy

Awards & Honors

  • 1st place, Best Breaking News Reporting, New Orleans Press Club, with Richard Fausset  and Katy Reckdahl, for "In New Orleans, Anxiously Watching the Levees as Hurricane Ida Arrives," for The New York Times, July 2022

  • 2nd place, Best Lifestyle Reporting, New Orleans Press Club, for "How One New Orleans Restaurant Uses Food to Tell the Stories of People's Lives," for Departures, July 2022

  • 3rd place, Best Feature Reporting: Light Feature, New Orleans Press Club, for "All French is Good French," for National Geographic, July 2022

  • 2nd place, Best Column, New Orleans Press Club, July 2019

  • Commencement speaker, LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication, fall 2018

  • Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors, 1st place in business category, for "Tipping Point" series with Katherine Sayre, 2018

  • Editorial Professional of the Year, Women in Media, Baton Rouge, 2015

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