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Explore this page for my content as a freelancer and a J-school student, including personal essays, restaurant reviews, in-depth features, videos and photos, blog posts, and more.


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More freelance pieces to come... soon!

Pop-Up Zine

A first-of-its-kind collaboration with Pop-Up Magazine and Medill to create a hyperlocal, DIY version of the popular touring live magazine...

and I had the pleasure of putting it all together!

"Personal and intimate... it was above and beyond [my expectations]" – The Daily Northwestern

Chicago Tribune Internship

The art of beer: Chicago artists bring flair to local breweries' designs

For this RedEye cover story about beer can art, I got to talk to so many interesting and talented local creatives and breweries. It meant a lot to be able to amplify their stories. (Plus, I learned a lot about craft beer!)

How I learned to stop worrying and love cheese

In this story for the Chicago Tribune's Food & Dining section, I wrote about my journey with cheese, interviewed an award-winning Chicago cheesemonger and gave some recommendations for fellow cheese newbies. 

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Food & Dining

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Local Libations: This story about underrated Evanston microbreweries and distilleries was featured in the Winter 2019 issue of Spoon Magazine (pg. 16-17).

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Piggin' Out with Jimmy Bannos Jr.: I wrote this profile of an iconic young Chicago chef for the 2018 edition of Spoon Magazine (pg. 44-45). (Photo by Alex Schwartz.)


All Abroad! This story (written and designed by me) about making study abroad possible for lower-income students appeared in the Spring 2018 issue of North by Northwestern magazine. (Photo by Sakke Overlund.)

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One of the many short videos I edited for the French TV show Très Très Bon that they then shared on their social media.


Consent on campus: an ongoing conversation. I wrote this piece for NBN about the company Say It With A Condom. (Photo by Elizabeth Philip.)

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Sugar High: A story I wrote for the Winter 2017 issue of North by Northwestern magazine about a Chicago pastry chef creating her own line of artisanal edibles. (Photo courtesy of @mindysedibles.)


Crêpe Creations at Leonidas Chocolate Café: I'm a huge Francophile, so I was overjoyed to write this article about an underrated Belgian and French café for Spoon University.

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I was chosen by IES Abroad to write a blog about my study abroad experience in Arles, France during Summer 2017.

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Farm or Fiction? I wrote this story about how local the Evanston Farmer's Market really is for the Fall 2016 issue of NBN Mag. (Photo by Alex Furuya.)


Cheesie's battle royale: Evanston vs. Chicago. A more light-hearted piece for NBN about two branches of a beloved grilled cheese chain in Chi-Town.


Crawlin' for sweets: I wrote this interactive article for NBN Life and Style section about a local dessert crawl in Chicago.


The dog days of Spring Quarter: I wrote this piece for NBN about a Northwestern fraternity's wildly successful philanthropy event. (Photo by Mia Zanzucchi.)


12 Foods You Need to Try at Reading Terminal Market: An article I wrote for Spoon University about my favorite market in Philadelphia.


Chicago's BomboBar Will Fulfill All of Your Donut Fantasies: A Spoon review of a unique donut, gelato, and coffee shop in the West Loop.


Now You Can Get Your Jeni's Fix in Lincoln Park, Too: Another Spoon article about the opening of a Lincoln Park Jeni's Ice Cream location.


4 Reasons Why You Need to Eat at Latinicity in Chicago: My first article for Spoon about a Latin-American food hall reached over 14,000 page views.


Escape from Winter at the Orchid Show: A video I produced for my Multimedia Storytelling class about the Chicago Botanic Garden's annual orchid show.

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Love in Washington Square Park: A video I co-produced during a summer Digital Journalism course at New York University in 2014.

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MetaBlog: A blog I wrote for MetaMedia, the after-school space I used to work for at the YMCA, where middle school students were encouraged to play with technology and create.

Homemade crêpes with chocolate ganache and caramel sauce 😵 Click the link in my bio to find this re

Delicious Dougherty: An Edible Adventure. For my high school senior project, I created my own international food blog.

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