I am a freelance tech journalist and investigative reporter. I cover online privacy and security, digital freedom, hacking and mass surveillance. I have written for Ars Technica, The Intercept, WIRED, Motherboard, Slate, Breaker, and more. I’m also the managing editor of Performance Menu, the monthly magazine of Catalyst Athletics.
I teach workshops on digital security and source protection. I serve as the Trollbusters Director of Education, designing resources and curriculum to help women journalists stay safer online.
I am the author of the college textbook Business Writing: A Content Marketing Approach, and a master level Copyblogger Certified Content Marketer.
I received a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from Shimer College, the best worst school, where we sat around octagonal tables discussing classic literature and philosophy. Now I am pursuing my Masters of Mass Communication at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication (expected 2019).
I occasionally host Monday Morning Dumpster Dive, a podcast about Friday news dumps which sometimes airs on KJZZ as part of The Show. I am a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Internet Press Guild.
In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, cooking, gardening, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and spending time with my husband and our adorable rescue chiweenie.