Selected Work

Food, Culture and Identity

THE YAKAMA NATION, Wash. — “For This Tribe, Saving a River Means Saving the Sturgeon,” The New York Times, June 3, 2020

Breaking the Ramadan Fast in Quarantine,” The New York Times, May 12, 2020

KINGSTON, N.Y. — “Chinese Restaurants Are Closing. That’s a Good Thing, the Owners Say,” The New York Times, Dec. 24, 2019 *Appeared on A1

GLEN ELLYN, Ill. — “For Many Widows, the Hardest Part Is Mealtime,” The New York Times, Nov. 1, 2019

Access, Race and Protest

Students Create a Magazine to Salute Their Heroes: Chefs of Color,” The New York Times, June 30, 2020

Signal Downloads Are Way Up Since the Protests Began,” The New York Times, June 11, 2020

Their Minneapolis Restaurant Burned, but They Back the Protest,” The New York Times, May 29, 2020

Pop-Up Dinners That Share a Culture, Course by Course,” The New York Times, Jan. 28, 2020

Agriculture, Climate and Environment

ELMORE, Vt. — “The Whole-Grain Grail: A Sandwich Bread With Mass Appeal,” The New York Times, Feb. 18, 2020

HATCH, N.M. — “Hard Times for a Hot Commodity, the Prized New Mexico Chile,” The New York Times, Dec. 18, 2019 *Forthcoming publication in the 2020 Best American Food Writing anthology from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

LOST CREEK, W. Va. — “Serving Up West Virginia History, Not All of It Sweet,” The New York Times, Dec. 4, 2019

ROSEVILLE, Ill. — “Amid Trade War, Farmers Lean on a New Crop: Hemp,” The New York Times, Oct. 6, 2019

Art, Culture and Society

“‘It’s Hard When You Can’t Go Anywhere’: Life Inside an Assisted Living Facility,” The New York Times, May 9, 2020

This Focaccia Isn’t Your Garden-Variety Flatbread,” The New York Times, April 24, 2020

The Quarantine Diaries,” The New York Times, Mar. 30, 2020

A Tomato Grows in the East River,” The New York Times, Sept. 4, 2019

International Coverage

WARSAW — “In Poland, Communist-Era Restaurants Are Perfect for the Moment,” The New York Times, April 21, 2020

DAKAR, Senegal — “At new Museum of Black Civilizations, a call to come home,” The Associated Press, Dec. 26, 2018

BANJUL, The Gambia — “In Gambia, young journalists prepare to graduate into a country free from dictatorship,” The Columbia Journalism Review, Mar. 29, 2019

Metro Reporting

BOSTON — “The Valedictorians Project,” The Boston Globe, Jan. 17, 2019. *Finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Local Reporting

MANCHESTER, N.H. — “‘I know I can do it’: New Hampshire moms in recovery learn new methods of supporting babies,” The Boston Globe, Oct. 15, 2018

BUTLER, Pa. — “Butler County moms support each other through kids’ opioid addictions,” The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 24, 2017

Magazine Writing

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — “The Perimeter,” The New Journal, Oct. 16, 2017

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — “Can Yale Be a Sanctuary?The New Journal, Feb. 17, 2017