Selected publications

For several years, I worked as a reporter and editor for a hyperlocal news website in San Fransisco's Mission District called Mission Local. I covered many stories about the changing character of the neighborhood and produced multimedia pieces. I also wrote a series of personal essays for local and national publications. Below are some of my favorite stories. For more selections of my non-fiction and journalism, visit my profile on Contently.

(Mission Local, 2015)

A long form, investigative piece following a fire that displaced 65 people and killed one. Winner of Northern California Society of Professional Journalism Community Reporting Award

(Bold Italic, 2014) 

Personal essay detailing my experience as a personal ghostwriter for a strangers online dating persona.

(Slate, 2014)

Long form personal essay about being an extra on HBO's "Looking." Explores issues of sexuality, media representation, and gay bars.

(Matter, 2015)

A personal essay about the trials and travails about being a 21st century butler.

(Mission Local, 2014)

In depth analysis of the political and economic hurdles delaying the construction of affordable housing in San Francisco's Mission District.

(Mission Local, 2014

Longform feature about efforts (and opposition) to commemorate sites of historic significance to LGBT community.

Multimedia

VIDEO: Animal cop armed with “The Gift”

(Mission Local, 2013) Audio slideshow profiling a day in the life of a San Francisco Animal Cop.

(Mission Local, 2013)

Audio slideshow profiling a day in the life of a San Francisco Animal Cop.

AUDIO: Walking Mission Street with Lauren Smiley

(Mission Local, 2014) 

Short podcast segment featuring local author exploring the development of an iconic stretch of San Francisco.