National Health Reporter, Capital B
I'm the national health reporter at Capital B News. I was previously health equity reporter at the Tampa Bay Times after graduating cum laude from Georgetown University, where I got a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and was captain of the varsity women's volleyball team. I started as a sports writer and assistant sports editor at The Hoya, the student newspaper, then interned with a local PBS station in Newark, New jersey. I have since interned at CNN, CBS News, and the Marshall Project. I am a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, the National Association of Black Journalists and the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists. And I'm passionate about reporting on race and underrepresented communities and enjoys pursuing deep-dive stories and investigations.
A reporter seeks out untold stories and asks what they tell us about why these disparities persist.
Capital B explores why Black people are more likely to die and experience severe health complications related to childbirth, an issue highlighted in our project about Georgia’s maternal care deserts.
Georgia is one of the most dangerous states in which to give birth. One reason: A decades-old state regulatory system gives rural, Black Georgians less access to maternity care.
After experiencing life-threatening complications, those who survive labor and delivery often feel abandoned by the American medical system.