I'm a staff writer for The Bohemian, an award-winning alternative newsweekly covering several counties in the northern Bay Area. Since graduating from Seattle Pacific University in 2008, I've straddled the often-disparate worlds of magazine writing and newspaper reporting, working in various capacities for The Novato Advance, Paste and Wired. In the North Bay, i've written extensively about environmental and transportation issues, nurses' strikes, affordable housing and the many dangers of running a semi-regulated medical marijuana dispensary. My writing has appeared in SF Weekly, Bust, CBS San Francisco and NPR affiliate WKMS.
<p>With its many intimate subjects--poverty, abuse, homelessness--this series has made me a more honest reporter.</p>
<p>With no licensing or certification, anyone can practice in-home elder care in California—and in wealthy Marin, opportunity for fraud abounds.</p>
<p>In wealthy Marin, opposition to low-income housing is high—and so are the numbers of the county's poor, aged and disabled who need it most</p>
<p>In the state's wealthiest county, an aging community struggles to get around—and get by.</p>
<p>Residents in the small town of Novato, Calif., are aging quickly and their slow-growth community may not be keeping up. For my project, I will examine what it will take to accomodate the changing demographics, and question whether a significant--and growing--population is being ignored in the state's wealthiest county.</p>