I’m a graduate student in the Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism program and newspaper fellow at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. I’m also a contributing writer for the Syracuse Post-Standard.

As a reporter, I have a strong interest in environmental issues, agriculture, food policy, social justice, data and solutions journalism. I also co-founded Rooted, a digital publication on modern homesteading, and will serve as its editor in chief. In the summer of 2019, I’ll be going back to my home country, the Philippines, to cover the Manila Bay restoration and how it affects informal settlers for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

Previously, I was an editorial intern at Baltimore and Baltimore Style magazines. As an undergraduate, I studied English, communication arts and women’s studies at Notre Dame of Maryland University, an all-women’s college in Baltimore.

When I’m not researching a story pitch or out in the field reporting, I’m learning how to cook in my small kitchen, tending to my seven houseplants, and playing with my three guinea pigs, named after “Breaking Bad” characters, and my one kitten, Peanut.