National Geographic

National Geographic

National Geographic

As an intern (summer 2015) and then freelancer (2015-present), I research graphics stories for National Geographic online and in print. I work with the magazine's designers, cartographers and illustrators to brainstorm and think through data visualization concepts. Then I interview sources and research the information needed to create these graphics, synthesizing and presenting my findings to the magazine's designers.


During my time with National Geographic, I've researched three award-winning cover stories:

The Real Jesus

Under London (Winner of the 2016 British Archaeological Award for “Best Public Presentation of Archaeology”)

Where They Say Mary (Featured in The Best American Infographics 2016)

Food & Culture Reporting

Food & Culture Reporting

I also wrote for National Geographic’s “The Plate,” the magazine’s online vertical for food journalism. My stories ranged from interviews and reporting to travel essays:

Forget Pizza; In Florence, Tripe is Tops

Want to Cook Sustainably? Go Solar

Syrian Refugees Find Comfort, Humanity in the Ritual of Cooking

Coffee Culture is Catching On in Tea-Steeped China

Russians Sniff Out Real Cheese as Imported Dairy Ban Lingers