The Huffington Post (HuffPost)

Contributor / May 2015 - Present

I write for The HuffPost (to-date my blog posts have appeared in HuffPost's PoliticsBusiness, Queer Voices, Impact, and The WorldPost sections) as well as other outlets to raise awareness for LGBTQ issues in the U.S. and abroad. I regularly write about civil rights issues, social entrepreneurship, and my work with AsylumConnect.

 

Sample HuffPost Articles 

 
"The Real 'Gay Heroes'." May 28, 2015.

"The Real 'Gay Heroes'." May 28, 2015.

"Meet the Young Leader Competing to Be the First Openly Gay Man in Space." August 20, 2015. (Broke story: picked up by Out Magazine & The Daily Pennsylvanian.) 

"Meet the Young Leader Competing to Be the First Openly Gay Man in Space." August 20, 2015. (Broke story: picked up by Out Magazine & The Daily Pennsylvanian.) 

 
"Voices: United We Speak (An AsylumConnect Project)." August 25, 2016. 

"Voices: United We Speak (An AsylumConnect Project)." August 25, 2016. 

 
"Revised Executive Order on Immigration: Continues To Risk The Lives Of Refugees And Asylum Seekers." March 6, 2017. 

"Revised Executive Order on Immigration: Continues To Risk The Lives Of Refugees And Asylum Seekers." March 6, 2017. 

 
"As Anti-LGBTQ Persecution Worsens in Russia, The U.S. Government Must Act." April 16, 2017.

"As Anti-LGBTQ Persecution Worsens in Russia, The U.S. Government Must Act." April 16, 2017.

 
"The Truth About Immigration Detention in the U.S." June 11, 2015. 

"The Truth About Immigration Detention in the U.S." June 11, 2015. 

 
"No Way Out." December 21, 2015. 

"No Way Out." December 21, 2015. 

 
"2016 Forbes Under 30 Summit Puts Social Impact At The Forefront of Entrepreneurship." October 21, 2016.

"2016 Forbes Under 30 Summit Puts Social Impact At The Forefront of Entrepreneurship." October 21, 2016.

"Short Documentary Brings Transgender Narrative To Global Audiences." March 18, 2017. 

"Short Documentary Brings Transgender Narrative To Global Audiences." March 18, 2017. 

"Let's Gut Trumpcare, Not Health Coverage." May 8, 2017.

"Let's Gut Trumpcare, Not Health Coverage." May 8, 2017.

 
"How I Co-Founded a Startup Without a Technical Background." August 3, 2015.

"How I Co-Founded a Startup Without a Technical Background." August 3, 2015.

 
"Orlando Gay Nightclub Massacre: Stop The Hate." June 13, 2016. 

"Orlando Gay Nightclub Massacre: Stop The Hate." June 13, 2016. 

"Many Refugees Don't Have Months." January 31, 2017.

"Many Refugees Don't Have Months." January 31, 2017.

 
"Together We Can Be Heard: A Video For President Trump." April 7, 2017. 

"Together We Can Be Heard: A Video For President Trump." April 7, 2017. 

 

Additional Op-Eds

 

 

The Bates Student 

Assistant News Editor / September 2012 - May 2013

Before transferring to the University of Pennsylvania as a junior, I served as the Assistant News Editor for The Bates Student (Bates College's only student-run newspaper). This experience confirmed my interest in story selection, reporting, fact-checking, and editing feature news articles.  

Sample News Articles

 

 

Comedy Writer

Freelance / May 2015 - Present

Former Staff Writer for The Pennsylvania Punch Bowl / October 2013 - May 2015

In addition to advocacy, I am passionate about comedy writing. I believe in comedy's ability to break down barriers and unite all people. As a staff writer for The Pennsylvania Punch Bowl (Penn's humor magazine), I was able to explore this interest and comedy writing remains one of my favorite hobbies. Most recently, my comedy writing appeared in Points in Case (PIC), an online comedy publication. I continue to aspire to be the next Tina Fey, Kristen Wiig, Amy Poehler, or preferably a hybrid of all three (fingers crossed). 

 

Sample Comedy Articles 

 
"An Open Letter to the Women of Penn Regarding BRF." February 26, 2014.

"An Open Letter to the Women of Penn Regarding BRF." February 26, 2014.

 
"Bachelor Shocks the Nation by Choosing Himself." March 17, 2014.

"Bachelor Shocks the Nation by Choosing Himself." March 17, 2014.

"9 Ways to Get Over Your Ex (Literally)." September 4, 2016.

"9 Ways to Get Over Your Ex (Literally)." September 4, 2016.