My passion for journalism dates back to my days as a sports editor and writer for Goucher College’s Quindecim, the student run newspaper, in my hometown of Baltimore. As a student athlete, I brought some of my own insights to the stories I told. From there I started as a freelancer covering horse racing at the Tampa Bay Downs to covering sports, education, health, news features and more. Since 2017, I’ve been a staff writer and editorial assistant in the Times’ Tampa bureau, producing the weekly Everybody’s Business column, which focuses on businesses coming and going in the South and Central Tampa area. I love to shop, dine at different restaurants and check out new places in the area just as much as I love writing about them.