I write about policy and developments in health and medicine, and how they affect providers and patients in Tampa Bay and throughout Florida. I’ve been a Sunshine State resident since I was 4 and likely will never leave, though my favorite season is whenever it’s coldest. I’m a proud graduate of the University of Florida, where I decided I wanted to work for this newspaper and make St. Petersburg my home. I started my career covering local governments in north Pinellas County, then moved to reporting on education. Thrifting is my favorite thing to do, and I spend a lot of time working with a local cat rescue. You can often find me in my hammock at Lassing Park, or sipping earl grey at Black Crow in the Grand Central district. Want to talk about a story? Meet me there for a cup, my treat.