TRUE STORY: I used to run three miles each day to the office of the now-defunct Hershey Chronicle with a reporter’s notepad and pen shoved in the elastic of my gym shorts.

I was 15. I had no car, and no driver’s license.

That’s how much I loved this career we call journalism.

Ten years later, I channel that same enthusiasm in everything I do.

In March 2014, I was hired as Social Media Editor for U.S. News & World Report in Washington, D.C.

Previously, I worked as a multi-platform journalist covering business — specifically investing and manufacturing — at the York Daily Record/Sunday News in York, Pa.

There, I was a member of Digital First Media’s ideaLab, a group of journalists across the country experimenting with new ways to improve the field.

I was the journo on-the-go, with just an iPad, iPhone and laptop, working anywhere, anytime.

Members of the public were encouraged to stop by my mobile office — a coffee shop, a gas station, a farmer’s market, etc. — to share the happenings of their communities.

Once I have the story, I strive to capture details of life, from a 4-year-old plucking items from the shelf as her mother shops for groceries to glimpses of hope in the aftermath of unthinkable tragedy.

For fun, I enjoy running, reading, public speaking, talking to random people on the street and finding new platforms to tell stories.

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