Writer and editor interested in business, philosophy, theory, and the environment.
I also publish a website called HeartsConverse.com, where young writers can contribute pieces on relationships, life and culture. I host an event series that gathers young adults to discuss those topics as well called The Kickback.
My weekly newsletter I provide more introspective thoughts:
Broad range of print and radio experience:
– currently healthcare reporter at NPR-affiliate in Los Angeles
– immigration and demographics reporter at San Diego Union-Tribune
– business reporter, urban affairs and features reporter during seven years at the Denver Post
– business reporter at the Orange County Register
Highlights include: project on sex trafficking from Mexico to the U.S.; track immigration policy and report on political trends; coverage of the 2008 DNC; chronicled the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina; wrote about the effects of the Great Recession on families; feature stories about farmers and victims of HIV/AIDS in Cuba before the recent change in U.S. policy.
Award-winning reporter, loves a good story, easy to work with, meets deadlines, willing to go anywhere for storytelling and covering news.
Graduate of Pepperdine University and University of Southern California.
Member of IRE, NAHJ and JAWS.
Resume and references available.
Author of 2 memoirs: The Nigerian-Nordic Girl’s Guide to Lady Problems (Shebooks) and Meeting Faith (W.W. Norton & Co.),
Co-editor of Coming of Age Around the World: A Multicultural Anthology (The New Press)
Writer / Narrator / Subject of the PBS documentary My Journey Home,
12 year, two-time National Emmy Award winning journalist. Producer of “What We Told Our Sons: Four Families React to the Trayvon Martin Verdict”. Contributor to CNN, NBC, The Business Insider, Yahoo! and ESPN.