every year, UNC's journalism school plans an international trip where students work on group projects. last year, we went to panama, where i worked with a dear friend and colleague sophia on this piece, la reina. (our entire project is online here) this year, i went as an assistant coach to havana, cuba, and got to see some of the incredible projects the students worked on. (their projects can be seen here). 

there are always questions to be asked when we go into someone else's community, and especially when it is a large group of people who for the most part, don't speak the language. i hope that the programs at the school continue to ask these questions and seek ethical and responsible answers. 

i was mostly helping translate and think through story ideas, but i took a few photographs while there. i'd love to go back. 

Women's March Phoenix

i attended one of the 600 women's marches. while i'm from washington, d.c., i went with my family in phoenix, arizona, where i'm currently working on my thesis project. it was a powerful event. 

here are some images. 

europe in winter

one of the only good things about being in a very long distance relationship is it gives us the excuse to travel when we see each other. i spent a few weeks over my break before my last semester of graduate school traveling to visit my partner, his parents, and a part of the world neither of us had seen before:  scandinavia.

first i visited him in qatar, where he lives. then we were off to his hometown in germany, and then we took my parents on a road trip. finally we ended in the polar night of northern norway.

here are some images from our trip (not in chronological order).