I’m an independent legal journalist in Oakland, California writing about women and public health.
I currently contribute online pieces on these topics to Rewire.News and The Progressive. Before that, I covered these same topics as a staff writer for Courthouse News, reporting on high-profile litigation in the Northern District of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco.
Much of the litigation challenged the Trump administration’s controversial policies on reproductive rights, public health, immigration and the environment. That’s where I saw that courts in the Trump era are increasingly making public policy, and that these policies are affecting marginalized groups in unprecedented ways. I believe legal journalism, now more than ever, is imperative to the public discourse, but legal news is still lagging behind other news beats. If you’d like to boost your outlet’s legal news coverage, email me.
I hold a Master’s in international relations with an emphasis in human rights law from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor’s in political science from UC Berkeley.