After graduating with a B.A. in journalism from The University of Alabama, I became the assistant site editor at This Old House. My work has appeared in Teen Vogue, This Old House, Atlanta magazine, and Tuscaloosa News. I’ve selected some of my favorite clips below, but you can browse additional work by publication using the links at the bottom of this page.
Arts and Culture
Photo Albums by ‘This Old House’ Host Kevin O’Connor // For the 38th season of This Old House, the show completed its first renovation in Detroit. I worked with show host Kevin O’Connor to create the first-ever series of behind-the-scenes photo albums; there are 11 installments in this series, discussing topics ranging from community engagement and the history of Detroit to urban farming and pottery.
High Museum partners with MoMA to bring Janet Cordiff’s Forty Part Motet // For the September 2014 issue of Atlanta magazine, I researched and conceptualized the 10-page fall arts spread, and wrote two articles, including this one.
Netflix, Wine, and the Entire Pizza: Why we binge, what we binge on, and why everything might be okay // For the fall 2016 issue of Alice magazine, I spoke with students, psychologists, and professors of American studies to digest binge culture. I was the founding digital editor of this magazine, and also designed the website.
There’s a Snapchat Filter That Makes You Look Just Like Tom Silva // After noticing a Snapchat filter that added some safety goggles–like glasses and distinguished silver ‘stache, I wrote for ThisOldHouse.com about how readers could look like their favorite general contractor.
Generation NEXT on ‘CBS News Sunday Morning’ // In a lead segment discussing the lack of skilled tradespeople entering the workforce, CBS News Sunday Morning included interviews with This Old House trades masters about the Generation NEXT apprenticeship program.
Top 10 Jimmy DiResta YouTube Videos // Maker Jimmy DiResta is famous for his YouTube tutorials. I created this round-up for ThisOldHouse.com after it was announced that he would be guest-starring in an upcoming episode of Ask This Old House.
You Can Visit Louis Armstrong’s Queens Home // The jazz musician is lesser-known for his interior design choices, but you can view the monochromatic blue kitchen along with the rest of his home, now an official museum. Written for ThisOldHouse.com.
21 Gifts for Future DIYers and Kids Who Love to Build // For ThisOldHouse.com, I collaborated with other editors to create this gift round-up of Lincoln Logs alternatives.
Education and Politics
What Has Changed Since Megan Rondini’s Death // I spent several months researching and reporting about a student who died by suicide several months after reporting sexual assault. This 2,000-word feature was published for TeenVogue.com in October 2017.
Generation Next: Meet the Apprentices // For the July/August 2017 issue of This Old House magazine, I wrote three profiles about apprentices selected to be on the show.
Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage, licenses denied in Tuscaloosa County // On the June 2015 morning of the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges ruling, I wrote about how Tuscaloosa was being affected.
‘This Old House’ Inspired This Middle School Teacher’s Lesson Plan // After seeing a teacher tag This Old House in a tweet, we spoke for ThisOldHouse.com about how the show influenced heat transfer lesson plans and class project.
How to Get Rid of Mold // After Hurricane Harvey struck the Gulf Coast in late summer 2017, I curated the best tips from the EPA and updated mold clean-up information for ThisOldHouse.com.
Beat Drafts by Dressing Windows in Layers // For the October 2016 issue of This Old House magazine, I distilled the advice of various scientists and product developers to create four main points for minimizing drafts.
Home Inspection Nightmares: Electrical Edition // After reviving a relationship with the American Society of Home Inspectors, I curated the best of the worst electrical submissions for ThisOldHouse.com.
Get a Roll Tide? // For an issue of The Crimson White in September 2016, I spoke with linguistics professors at The University of Alabama to categorize and define the uses of the phrase “Roll Tide.”
6 Intriguing People: Elliot Spillers // For the spring 2016 Tuscaloosa magazine, I pitched and wrote a profile of The University of Alabama’s second black President of the Student Government Association.
A Taste of What’s Brewing // I wrote the cover story on the economic effects of the rise of craft beer in Tuscaloosa for the fall 2015 issue of Bama Life. I was also the editor-in-chief of this issue, which you can read here.
Captain Crimson brings spirit to the Crimson Tide’s home games // For an issue of The Crimson White in October 2016, I went to the homecoming game with the biggest fan in the student section, a superstitious Captain Crimson.
Many pizza places have opened or will be opening in Tuscaloosa // As an arts and features intern for Tuscaloosa News, I covered the sudden surge of pizza restaurants downtown in January 2016.
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