I'm journalist from Upstate New York writing for POLITICO as a breaking news and politics reporter in Washington D.C.
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I have worked as an assistant and fact checker at The New Yorker under the guidance of Mark Singer, who has been a staff writer at the magazine for over 40 years. My most significant work for Singer came in his 2016 book Trump and Me, where I did research and fact checking on the past statements of the 45th President before and during the campaign.
I recently graduated with honors from Wesleyan University, where I majored in the College of Letters (history, literature, philosophy, and French) and wrote a senior honors thesis entitled "The Forbidden Genre: The Evolution of the Psychiatric Memoir and the Narrativity of Madness" under the tutelage of my thesis adviser, best-selling author Charles Barber.
Over the summer of 2016, I interned as a reporter covering breaking news, local politics, and culture at the Albany Times Union.
I also served as the Editor-in-Chief of The Wesleyan Argus, Wesleyan University's student newspaper, introducing live video, and increased web-first content to the oldest twice-weekly college paper in the country (est. 1868).
Prior to that, I worked as Editor-in-Chief of Wesleyan's political review, Arcadia Political Magazine, as well as EIC for my high school paper, The Academy Road, at The Albany Academy.
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