I’m a journalist based in the suburbs of Chicago. I was born and raised in the city. I received a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. I have a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois at Springfield. I’m also an alumnus of the Washington Semester in Politics and Journalism program based in Washington, D.C. Prior to becoming a staff writer for the Daily Herald, I was an intern at the Chicago Sun-Times.
I’m also a licensed paramedic and a deputy black belt in tae kwon do.