I created the Listening Post Collective which establishes better access to journalism for communities that are traditionally under-covered. I’m also a regular contributor to NPR, a print reporter and I do video too. I’ve taught journalism everywhere from a state-of-the-art classroom in New York City to a van traveling Sri Lanka’s war zone. I’ve created news startups in local communities and crisis situations. I’m fluent in Spanish, have a graduate degree in education from Harvard, and am part of the Minnesota diaspora.