Data & depth

Investigations: an international scandal and lost life savings
During my internship at the Miami Herald, I completed two investigations, both of which were published on the front page of Sunday editions.
Special for the Republic
Arizona owners can lose homes over as little as $50 in back taxes
​To complete this story, my reporting partner and I combined data reporting and an understanding of Arizona's property tax system while also humanizing this issue. We analyzed government data for trends but also used it to find people who had lost their primary residences to tax lien foreclosures. Eventually, public records and social media led us to our primary interview subject.
Profits of policing
​This project involved more than a year of data analysis looking into asset forfeitures by law enforcement agencies across the state. It was also published on the front page of the Arizona Republic. Our report was cited in the debate surrounding a bill to reform Arizona's asset forfeiture laws in the state legislature, which passed  just months after publication.
Arizona medical boards can take years to penalize doctors who overprescribe
​As part of the Cronkite School's" Hooked: Rx" project, my reporting partner and I used thousands of documents to characterize the scope of doctors' role in the prescription opiate abuse epidemic in Arizona. Shortly after this story was published, the governor required doctors to get continuing education in addiction treatment.
Voters will face a maze of new requirements in November
​I managed a team of reporters to analyze changes to all 50 states' voting laws which made voting more difficult. I also traveled to four states and the Republican National Convention to conduct interviews, some of which were included in other stories throughout the News21 project. This story was picked up by more than 20 outlets across the U.S.
'It’s hard to be a Gypsy in my town
​For this in-depth story looking at anti-Roma and Gypsy discrimination, I traveled to Hungary and Slovakia as part of a Cronkite reporting program. I interviewed residents of impoverished villages as well as top Hungarian diplomats after researching race relations for months.
Purse and Sword: Seized assets mean big money for law enforcement
​This story began out of covering government accountability and ended up being a long-term project that investigated Arizona law enforcement's use of the federal arm of asset forfeiture, called Equitable Sharing. This story led to the follow-up forfeiture investigation for AZCIR.
Dream deferred: ASU facilities wither without maintenance funding
While covering the ASU campus, I looked into the state's policy of deferring maintenance for buildings on the three public universities, causing major leaks, costs and headaches at ASU.

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