Data editor at @chronicle and @philanthropy, #nicar-ian, big dork. Better living through programming.

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I am a web-minded assistant news editor at The Daily Illini, where I previously worked as the student government reporter.
I covered the Graduate Employees' Organization contract negotiations with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as well and am always looking for a scoop...

What was your first job as a journalist?

My first real job as a journalist was as a student reporter and designer for the Chicago Tribune's The Mash.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I actually bought one at Good Will. Yes.

What tools and software do you use to do your job?

My recorder and my notebook, plus Adobe Audition, InDesign, Illustrator, web management software (Blox)... the list goes on.