It was not possible to understand as a young high school reporter years ago how my passion for writing and journalism would intersect with a battle for the meaning of facts and truth. For as long as I can recall I have wanted to tell people’s stories, first of those around me me, and now of those who cannot advocate for themselves. I am tenacious and gritty and find the joy in doing the work needed to keep moving ahead. Currently I am a senior journalism and political science student the University of Washington with extensive experience in both reporting and politics. As I look ahead to my graduation in June of 2018, I am proud of my efforts to push on the barriers of sexism and social inequality and resolved to keep on finding and reporting the stories I feel matter most. You can find my work in The Daily, Seattle Weekly, South Seattle Emerald, and the Seattle Globalist.