I'm a reporter for The New York Times, based in Melbourne. I have also written about the environment, climate change, immigration, mental health and religion (among other subjects) for publications including The Atlantic, Quartz, VICE, The Outline, Haaretz, i-D Magazine, Tablet Magazine, COLORS Magazine and others. 

Previously, I was a James Reston Reporting Fellow on The New York Times Climate and Environment desk in New York City. I have a master's degree from Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism, where I specialised in longform narrative non-fiction and environmental reporting, and am a 2018-2019 Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellow. 

Before moving to the U.S., I lived in Italy, where I produced interactive multimedia projects on migration and religion as a fellow with Fabrica Research Centre. I have also worked as deputy editor of the quarterly longform publication, Dumbo Feather Magazine, a reporter with The Australian Jewish News and writer for Broadsheet Melbourne and have a BA in Philosophy and Creative Writing from the University of Melbourne. 

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