I am a journalist in Phoenix. In July 2020, I joined The Associated Press. Previously, I have contributed stories on immigration, border issues and politics to various public radio shows, podcasts and online news outlets.

I am also the coauthor with Terry Greene Sterling of a new narrative nonfiction book that tells the story of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s unprecedented local immigration crackdown, the grassroots Latino-led movement that organized against him and sued him for racial profiling, and the battle over immigration enforcement that culminated with a presidential pardon.

DRIVING WHILE BROWN: Sheriff Joe Arpaio versus the Latino Resistance  is now available for sale where you buy your books.

Before I joined the AP,  I reported on immigration for more than a decade for outlets that include the Guardian and NPR. I was a journalist fellow at the University of Southern California’s Center for Religion and Civic Culture, and reported stories about engaged spirituality. In fall 2019, I was a Suzanne Goodspeed investigative journalism fellow at Northern Arizona University and a Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Journalist in New York City.  I was a New Arizona fellow with New America and the Center for the Future of Arizona in 2017 and 2018, and a Logan Nonfiction fellow at the Carey Institute for Global Good in fall 2017.

From 2010 to 2017, I served as a Senior Field Correspondent at the Phoenix NPR station, and Fronteras Desk, a collaboration of public media stations in the American Southwest. I helped launch Fronteras Desk in 2010, and initially reported for the project from Las Vegas. I reported on the 2016 presidential campaign in Arizona as part of a partnership between NPR and member stations.

Early in my career, I produced multimedia content in both Spanish and English for The Associated Press as an intern at the Mexico City bureau. My first radio stories aired on KALW in San Francisco and KALX, UC Berkeley’s station.

I’m a graduate of University of California Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism and Yale University, and a former Fulbright Scholar to Mexico.

 

Headshot by Nick Oza. 

Skills

Adobe Audition/Pro Tools
Investigative/Data Reporting
Public Records
Spanish
Social Media
Audio Field Recording, Editing and Production

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