I’m a former Teach for America English teacher and a public radio news reporter, just graduated with a masters in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. My passion for journalism and education come from the same source—the desire to help others understand the world better through critical thinking, storytelling, and solid research.
At KUHF-Houston Public Radio, I produced 90+ news stories on topics ranging from health/science, to politics, the environment, community stories, and transportation. While at Harvard I was selected for News21, a national fellowship funded by the Carnegie-Knight Foundation to promote innovation in journalism. I’ve also produced work for MetroFocus (at WNET in New York), for the Berkman Center for the Internet and Society, and WBUR.
KUHF: Selected Stories
For most drivers in Texas, it is legal to both talk on a cell phone and text while driving — except in school zones and certain cities. There are some who say one or both of those should be outlawed. But how would such a law be enforced?
All around the East End neighborhood of Houston, you’ll notice stores with an enigmatic name: Yerberia. Familiar in Mexican communities, Yerberias offer remedies for health, personal—even legal problems.
Earlier this week, we told you about nationwide drinking water report that highlighted the large number of chemicals found in Houston’s tap water. While the levels of each chemical were too small to raise health alarms, it still begs the question: where do all those chemicals come from?
Early voting for the Mayoral Election starts today. If you’re still not sure who to vote for, you might want to check out who your friends have picked. At least, that’s what the campaigns are hoping you’ll do using Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace.
For 5,000 years, traditional Chinese medicine has relied on herbs and acupuncture to treat every type of illness. But these products aren’t widespread in the U.S. — mostly because Western doctors don’t really know how they work. Now, researchers at UT Health Science Center Houston are cracking open the ancient code.