worked for the Tribune as a housing and homelessness reporting fellow through The New York Times’ Headway Initiative, a philanthropically supported initiative that examines the world’s challenges through the lens of progress. She began her career as an education reporter at the Missoulian in Missoula, Montana. In spring 2020, she joined The New York Times as a general assignment fellow on the national desk, then spent a year reporting on housing, health and other issues with the Headway team. She grew up in Bozeman, Montana and studied journalism and anthropology at the University of Montana.
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