I first fell in love with storytelling one summer in high school, when I was given a yellow reporter’s notebook (the first of many) and began telling stories about Boston. Since then, I’ve written about farmers in rural Indonesia, martial arts classes in Los Angeles and local election campaigns in North Carolina. Those experiences taught me that the best stories can help us rediscover what it means to be human in this big, fascinating world. I’ve previously reported for The Los Angeles Times and am completing a degree in English, political science and journalism at Duke University. I cover the beaches and communities of Pinellas County. Send me a note!