I'm a reporter for Mother Jones. My work has also appeared in The AtlanticThe NationThe New RepublicWashington MonthlyForeign PolicyColumbia Journalism Review, Salon, and the Christian Science Monitor, among other publications. 

A W A R D S:

National Magazine Award
Wrote the cover story for one of three issues for which the New Republic was nominated.
Finalist, general excellence, "thought leader" category, 2011

Society of Professional Journalists Green Eyeshade Awards
(A regional award covering 11 southern states, which honors "excellence and contribution to the public’s understanding of issues and events.")
Second place, non-deadline news reporting, 2007

Wilbur Award, Religion Communicators Council
(A national award honoring excellence in reporting on religious themes in the mainstream, secular media.​)
Winner, magazine, 2006

Florida Press Club Excellence in Journalism Contest
First place, religion writing, 2006

Templeton Story of the Year, Religion Newswriters Association
(A national award honoring the best single story "about 
religious movements or religious figures and their effect on American life.")
Finalist, 2006

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