Reporting on energy for The Los Angeles Times.
I'm a journalist based in Southern California, where I cover energy for The Los Angeles Times. Previously, I covered energy and the environment for The Desert Sun and the USA TODAY Network, and served as editor in chief of the Columbia Daily Spectator. I graduated from Columbia University with a degree in sustainable development and American studies in 2014.
My work has focused on renewable energy in the West, conservation and energy development on public lands, decision-making by electric utilities and utility regulators, and climate change impacts including intensifying droughts and wildfires. My reporting on financial conflicts of interest at a public utility, the Imperial Irrigation District, resulted in more than $80 million in canceled solar and energy storage contracts.
In 2017, I was a finalist in the annual IRE Awards honoring the best in investigative journalism, for my coverage of the Imperial Irrigation District. That same year, I won first place in the annual Best of the West competition's environmental journalism category, for an eight-part series on climate change that I co-reported with my Desert Sun colleague Ian James. Several of my stories have been recognized by the Press Club of Atlantic City's National Headliner Awards and the California Newspaper Publishers Association, including "Rewiring the West," a three-part series on the future of the western power grid.
I've discussed my reporting on Marketplace, C-SPAN and several NPR member stations, including KPCC in Los Angeles. I also wrote a weekly email newsletter for USA TODAY, called Climate Point, about climate change, energy and the environment.