I'm an award-winning freelance journalist currently based in Cambodia. I previously worked as a reporter and subeditor for the Phnom Penh Post. Prior to arriving in Cambodia, I was a reporting fellow covering energy and cybersecurity at the Christian Science Monitor in Washington DC. I was also a contributing editor for United Explanations, a multi-lingual online publication that covers international affairs.
I frequently write about foreign policy, international affairs, politics, global development, gender, religion, energy and environment, technology, and cybersecurity.
I am especially interested in explaining complex social systems – including governments, conflicts, migration patters, and social movements – for a general audience. I never pass up the opportunity to tell a good story, and I always strive to cover underreported issues, events, places, and communities.
My work has appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, Foreign Policy, the Washington Post, Bustle, the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, the Diplomat, News Deeply, Open Democracy, Eurasianet, Mic.com, Muftah Magazine, Transitions Online, and World Politics Review, among others.
A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and a graduate of the University College London’s School of Slavonic and East European studies, I enjoy black coffee, Russian novels, and cross-country train travel. Besides Cambodia, I’ve lived in the United States, Central America, Central Asia, Western Europe, the Balkans, the Caucasus, and the United Kingdom, and I’m hoping to add a few more places to that list. I speak English, Spanish, and Serbo-Croation, and I’m currently working to improve my Russian language skills and learn Khmer.
Feel free to reach out with story ideas, assignments, media requests, or just to have a chat. You can also see some pictures from my work and adventures in the slideshow below, or check out my fortnightly newsletter with updates on my life and work.