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 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