I am a passionate young journalist who has used a love of sports — and a hunger for good stories — to write and talk about communities, people and events on local and national levels. My dedication has fueled me in leadership positions in student journalism and as a writer for The Boston Globe, BasketballNews.com and numerous media outlets.
Despite spending my whole life in New England, I never felt quite attached to my generation's legends.
The Boston sports scene indoctrinated me quickly as a young fan growing up in Rochester, MA, and then Portsmouth, NH. But while the 21st century gave me Tom Brady, David Ortiz, Paul Pierce and a host of other local icons to idolize, I always attached my fandom to less popular players. Deion Branch (post-prime) was my favorite Patriot, Daisuke Matsuzaka enthralled me on the mound, and Mike Miller brought me into the basketball world. My first childhood sports hero, Bobby Labonte, never won a single NASCAR race during my time as a fan.
These athletes interested me because my friends did not know their backgrounds. I felt a personal responsibility to share who they were and why they mattered. That deep-rooted need to uncover the untold stories in sports has brought me to journalism.
At Boston University, I covered collegiate athletics for our student radio station, WTBU Sports. While the Terriers are known for their hockey teams, I managed the women's soccer beat my freshman year and both basketball beats as a sophomore on the way to roles as basketball editor and co-director of the sports department. I dedicated myself to covering the basketball teams fairly and accurately; I'd like to believe I am one of the most knowledgeable Patriot League basketball journalists out there.
College allowed me to explore photojournalism. I shot Boston University basketball teams throughout the modified 2020-21 season and developed professional-quality pictures for publication. The training would serve me well; I now have photos featured in the The Boston Globe, where I also launched my professional career as a reporter.
I have worked as a high school correspondent for the Globe since I was a sophomore at BU, learning to play my role in a high-stakes newsroom while covering events ranging from award ceremonies to state championships. With the Globe, I took on the high school cross-country, girls' basketball and boys' volleyball beats. I documented a changing landscape during the COVID-19 pandemic with comprehensive weekly notebooks and hard-hitting news stories.
I also challenged myself to create. BasketballNews.com gave me the freedom to write detailed NBA analysis; I spun the traditional Power Rankings into my unique "Sour" Rankings and launched a popular Stats Notebook. I earned the editors' trust to pursue feature projects, from exclusives with NBA players to a profile on a youth phenomenon from Lithuania. By initially dedicating myself as a newsline writer, I hustled my way to a freelancing role and a social media management job for the fast-rising company.
Throughout my career in journalism, I have relied on my passion to understand the people and communities I am covering, as well as my determination to be a more knowledgeable, more empathetic reporter each day. I look forward to forging a positive legacy in this industry and eagerly invite you to read the stories I've told.