Hi there! I'm a journalist at National Real Estate Investor, where I write analysis pieces about all sectors of the commercial real estate industry and manage the publication's social media presence. Previously, I was a journalist at The (Bergen) Record newspaper and NorthJersey.com. I covered a handful of colorful towns in Bergen County, mining data, records and sources to write both breaking and enterprise articles. Through my work, I was named "Rookie of the Year" by state press organizations in 2014.
Last year, I took a mini break from journalism to study comparative politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, specializing in nationalism and ethnic politics. My dissertation, in part, analyzed the nexus of nationalism and democratization in Eastern Europe, and I also undertook research that investigated how U.S. journalists utilized Twitter during President Trump's inauguration.
I graduated from Rutgers University in 2012 with degrees in journalism, political science and Spanish. As an undergrad, I served as editor-in-chief and managing editor of The Daily Targum, an award-winning, independent student news source, and interned at Family Circle, Prevention and Psychology Today magazines. At The Targum, I won a variety of collegiate journalism awards for my investigative and feature writing. Curious about how media covered the death of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi, I also wrote a senior-year honors thesis that tracked how newspapers reported on the suicides of young people.
For fun, I like spending time outdoors, practicing yoga and sewing.