I grew up overseas in Mali and Vietnam and caught the journalism bug thanks to a mentor at Mount Holyoke. After graduation I hopped the pond to Italy to try my hand at freelancing with help from Round Earth Media. While there I found that I'd never quite been happier than when I'm out in the field doing interviews. I tend to geek out over how technology and social media can help journalists reach wide audiences in engaging ways, especially for under underreported issues and longform work.