I'm the one under the giant headphones and mass of curly hair tweeting about drug policy on the subway. I've spent a lot of time reporting on the impact of money and politics on health care, issues at the intersection of criminal justice and public health, and the eternal battle between real estate and culture, among other things.

I'm a frequent contributor to Gothamist and my writing and audio pieces have also been featured in VICE, the Village Voice, WNYC, Crain's New York Business, Gotham Gazette, PRI, Modern Healthcare and other outlets.

Before joining the legion of Brooklyn freelancers, I spent a little over three years as a health care reporter at Crain's. I wrote a daily newsletter for people in the health care industry as well as articles serving a more general audience for the website and magazine, including several cover stories. I also helped plan and moderate live panel discussions and I continue to do speaking gigs and moderate panels for other organizations.

Other things about me: I speak Spanish; I have a Master's from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism; I once did a Fulbright research project on community radio stations in Chile; and I am doing my part as an NYC native to keep at least one stereotype alive by not (yet) having my driver's license. One day.