Greetings and salutations.
I am currently an agriculture reporter covering the omnipresent agriculture industry in California’s Central Valley for The Sun-Gazette as a 2019 Report for America corps member.
During my brief time practicing the art and craft of journalism, I’ve racked up a number of late nights filing deadline stories after long government meetings. I covered the indictment of a mayor and the ouster of a governor.
I’ve worked on investigations into a city’s fleet of aging firetrucks and a state’s strange backlog of pee tests. I’ve tracked dark money at the federal level, and, for good measure, almost got trampled in the aftermath of a Trump rally.
That’s all to say, I’m one of those people who, for whatever reason, needs to be in the mix. I’d rather miss a meal, a shower, a night’s sleep than miss out on a story.