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Published Articles

The following is my portfolio of written works that have been published online and/or in print. Click the links to check out the stories:


I wrote and/or contributed to the following stories in my role as the Growth and Justice reporter at MoCo360:

Police investigate Easter homicide in White Oak area of Silver Spring

Study aims to inform competing rent stabilization bills 

Baby delivered on I-270 in the Germantown area in the wee hours of Friday morning 

Kennedy HS staff member fatally shot by nephew in apparent murder-suicide, police say

Man fatally stabbed near Metrobus in Wheaton

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Chief Scott Goldstein to retire after 33 years of service

Grandmother, 41, arrested, charged with kidnapping granddaughter, 8

Man killed in collision in Colesville identified as 66-year-old Derwood resident 

Girl stabbed at Rio Lakefront in Gaithersburg

Former diplomat’s daughter Sophia Negroponte sentenced to 35 years in prison 

Former MCPS bus driver sentenced to 40 years for rape, sexually abusing special needs passengers

Shooting occurs outside elementary school in Olney 

29-year-old man found guilty in 2021 shooting at Gaithersburg restaurant parking lot

County officials discuss Silver Spring public safety measures during community forum

Wheaton man sentenced to 40 years in murder, near-decapitation case

House fire in Fairland area of Silver Spring displaces five, injures two firefighters

Luxury boutique Liljenquist & Beckstead to expand at Westfield Montgomery Mall

Man shot, killed Sunday in Fairland area of Silver Spring

Silver Spring bar, restaurant owners concerned about ‘safety bill’ for late night-businesses

Automatic ghost gun, hundreds of fentanyl pills seized at Glenmont Shopping Center

Naked man on I-270 jumps on fire truck

Food pantry to relocate after Lakeforest Mall closure

Minivan hits school bus in Gaithersburg leaving one person trapped 

Development of former Nike missile site in Gaithersburg to include 380 multi-family dwelling units

Driver dies in single-car collision early Wednesday in Gaithersburg

Montgomery County police’s ‘Etch and Catch’ program aims to reduce catalytic converter thefts

27-year-old woman pleads guilty to murder of 92-year-old housemate, a Kensington sculptor

Baltimore “NFL”gang leader responsible for 2016 Rockville fatal overdose sentenced to 30 years

Two teens charged in alleged shoot-out in Montgomery Village

Pedestrian fatally struck by a MARC train in Gaithersburg

Pedestrian fatally struck on Columbia Pike in White Oak

MS-13 deputy from Silver Spring ordered hit on suspected snitch, per plea deal

Two Capitol Heights men charged in fatal shooting in downtown Silver Spring

Nuclear Regulatory Commission approves restarting research reactor in Gaithersburg

Car crashes into Silver Spring restaurant’s outdoor seating area

Effort aims to cultivate diversity among Montgomery County farmers

Elementary school librarian from Takoma Park charged with child porn possession 

Clarksburg man found guilty of killing Boyds man in April 2021 incident

21-year-old man charged with homicide, drunken driving in crash that killed 62-year-old

Man killed in shooting in Silver Spring Tuesday night

19-year-old Rockville man pleads guilty to rape of 16-year-old girl

Second teen dies after North Bethesda single-car crash; police release identities

Man found dead in the parking garage of Silver Spring transit station

Cabin John lawyer killed by severe turbulence on flight

Rockville collision leaves one pedestrian injured

Man fatally shot in downtown Silver Spring

Police recover over 2,000 fentanyl pills after traffic stop in Silver Spring

Lakeforest Mall mixed-use redevelopment plan gets green light

Three hurt when Metrobus collides with vehicle, Wheaton jewelry store

Burtonsville Elementary to relocate, Woodward High opening planned for 2026, school board says

19-year-old indicted on hate crime, robbery charges in grocery store assault

Former Boyds elementary school for Black students recommended for historic designation

Police, county officials, supporters—but no Proud Boys—show for drag story time in Olney

Rockville man pleads guilty to 2021 killing of boss in Bethesda home

School board approves $3.2 billion budget for MCPS

New mixed-use high-rise slated for downtown Bethesda

Silver Spring man indicted for July 2022 double fatal crash

Vigil planned for 25-year-old woman killed in Silver Spring high-rise fire 

$20,000 bonus to be offered to Montgomery County Police recruits

19-year-old shot and killed on Metrobus in White Oak has been identified

Displaced residents relocated after Saturday fire at Silver Spring high-rise

Mistrial declared for off-duty Pentagon officer accused of killing two men in Takoma Park

Kenwood Citizens Association files lawsuit against proposed road diet in Little Falls Parkway

Physician faces charges related to sexual assaults at Silver Spring urgent care

Ex-boyfriend charged with murder of woman found near ICC

Drunken driver killed elderly couple walking to vote in Gaithersburg, police allege

Safety plan would place rules on late-night businesses

Lawyer, former council candidate Barrie to head new Police Accountability Board

Three men injured in Wheaton shooting early Sunday, police say

Plans for 72 stacked townhomes move ahead in Gaithersburg

Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder lists Potomac estate for $49M

School bus, SUV crash in Glenmont; 3 passengers injured

New York woman charged with sex trafficking out of illicit Rockville spa

Peloton closes Bethesda Row location

22-year-old woman fatally struck in Aspen Hill

67-year-old pedestrian dies after Montgomery Village collision

16-year-old boy shot, critically injured in Germantown, police say

Teen made antisemitic calls to Jewish outreach center in Rockville, police allege

Silver Spring man told police where to find wife’s body, authorities say

Prince George’s man charged with Bethesda hit-and-run

Second victim in Aspen Hill fire succumbs to injuries

Pedestrian seriously injured after being hit near Montgomery Village

Teenager, 3-year-old struck by vehicle after exiting bus in Rockville

Ping-pong, public art and a dog run: Inside plans for two new Silver Spring parks 

Two shot Tuesday in Gaithersburg, police say

One man dead, woman critically injured after Aspen Hill house fire 

D.C. man, 21, sentenced to life plus 25 years for killing Takoma Park man 

Fashion retailers Reformation, Veronica Beard coming to Bethesda Row  

Cars perform donuts, crowds gather at Silver Spring intersection Saturday night

One man stabbed, a second injured at Rockville Hotel, police say

3 teens charged with robbery in incident linked to Richard Montgomery HS lockdown

Antisemitic language hurled during robbery, assault at Gaithersburg Giant, police say

Pedestrian struck, injured in hit-and-run crash in Bethesda, police say

Swastikas drawn this week at three MCPS schools, district announces 

Signage shows new Nike store heading to Bethesda Row

Family recalls ‘Joe’ Reynolds’ legacy a month after fatal shooting in Silver Spring garage

Student arrested at Albert Einstein HS with weapons, police say

After 45 years, Lakeforest Mall to close at the end of March

Man killed after car hits tree on West Gude Drive in Rockville, police say 

Rockville man convicted in June 2022 slaying at Rockville Red Roof Inn

Man convicted of home invasion, murder in Silver Spring

Residents call for more policing, say they feel unsafe during White Oak listening session

Firefighter, others hurt in blaze at apartment building by Montgomery mall

Employee at Bethesda CVS stabbed during attempted robbery, police say

Vehicle-theft suspects in Wheaton lead police on chase resulting in injury, 2 crashes, 2 arrests, police say

Plans advance for two new parks next to Farm Women’s Market in Bethesda

Man charged in triple stabbing at McDonald’s in downtown Silver Spring

Residents call for more traffic enforcement, spar over speed cameras during forum

Three men stabbed at McDonald’s in downtown Silver Spring

Man found with multiple gunshot wounds in Rockville, police say 

Takoma Park police investigate church vandalism

Wheaton Capitol Hill police officer receives Presidential Citizens Medal

Women who took cleaning jobs were forced into prostitution, police allege

With Macy’s closure, beleaguered Lakeforest Mall sees its last anchor store go dark

Women who took cleaning jobs were forced into prostitution, police allege

Last call for $17.5 million in Montgomery County rent relief program

Faulting MCPD’s traffic enforcement, Policing Advisory Commission seeks community input Monday

Former diplomat’s daughter Sophia Negroponte found guilty in murder trial

Mexicue restaurant’s Bethesda branch closes after seven months

Wind, flood, wind chill advisories issued for areas in Montgomery County

Man, 62, was on his way to ice cream when he was shot at Silver Spring garage, police say

Student shooter from Magruder HS to serve 18 years

78-year-old man was killed, wife injured when vehicle struck pedestrians in Gaithersburg

Man found dead, with trauma to body, in Silver Spring parking garage

White Oak multifamily townhome project set to begin work early next year

Bruce Lee, CEO of Silver Spring-based developer and scion of influential Blair-Lee family, dies at age 58

Man charged in White Oak killings ruled incompetent to stand trial

Argument at Takoma Park sports bar was prelude to shooting, police say

Man critically injured in Takoma Park shooting

Police identify pregnant woman whose body was discovered in White Oak apartment

Piney Branch homicide suspects arrested and charged

21-year-old DC man convicted for killing a Takoma Park resident

MoCo Alcohol Beverage Services launches coaster campaign to help reduce DUIs

Bethesda teen charged with death of father of six

Suspect in White Oak gas station shooting charged with murder of pregnant woman, fetus

Former diplomat’s daughter on trial for murder in Montgomery County Circuit Court

Norfolk Avenue streetery here to stay as officials reconsider shared-street project

Police find decomposing pregnant woman’s body in Silver Spring murder suspect’s apartment

Project breaking down MoCo’s history of housing discrimination

Police: Silver Spring student accidentally shoots classmate with BB gun
Gas station attendant fatally shot in White Oak

Firearm discharged after assault at Chadburn Place in Montgomery Village, police say

Gun store owner charged with shooting at officer thought he was in danger, attorney said

Detectives investigate Gaithersburg shooting

Gaithersburg plane crash: Report reveals pilot ignored requests to change flight path

Second suspect charged with White Oak armed carjacking and Silver Spring armed robbery

Rockville gun store employee charged with firing shots at police

Detectives release identity of victim found dead in his car in the Potomac River

Advocates call for better pedestrian and cyclist safety after Rockville collision 

DC man charged with series of pickpocket thefts in Montgomery County

Man killed in 16th St Silver Spring shooting

Rockville bicyclist collision leaves victim with life-threatening injuries

Rockville man convicted of raping woman near Wheaton Metro station

Police investigate credit union frauds committed by same suspect

Police investigating shots fired in Takoma Park neighborhoods

Bethesda Green executive director fondly remembered

Catherine Hoggle ruled incompetent to stand trial in the deaths of her two children

Gaithersburg Plane Crash: Pilot's 911 calls released

Montgomery County Police arrest and charge man with sexual assault and rape in 41-year-old case

Power restored after Sunday night Gaithersburg crash

Gaithersburg plane crash causes power outage to thousands

Thieves plunder Rockville gun store

Family displaced after Montgomery County house fire

Grand jury indicts mother of three-year-old killed in collision

Medium Rare hosting Thanksgiving fried turkey event

Police release name of victim in Rockville pedestrian fatality

Police task force sees slight drop in alcohol-related arrests

Cooking safety tips to follow for Thanksgiving

Police Blotter: Commercial Burglary at AT & T Store in Silver Spring

Guilty verdict announced in Wheaton near-decapitation case

Police arrest fourth teen, linked to Gunnar Branch homicide

DC man arrested, charged with White Oak armed carjacking and Silver Spring armed robbery

Piney Branch homicide victim identified

Three suspects arrested and charged with Gaithersburg carjacking

Rockville resident identified in pedestrian fatality

12 injured in Gaithersburg explosion, fire

County police seek aid in identifying suspect in Germantown strong arm robbery

Pedestrian struck by car in Rockville facing life-threatening injuries

"Hate has no place here"–County officials condemn antisemitic graffiti found in North Bethesda

Shooting at Clyde's of Chevy Chase leaves two hospitalized

Pedestrian struck by vehicle on Club House near Brassie Place

University of Maryland, county officials sign $40M agreement to bring health computing center to North Bethesda

Police seek aid identifying Silver Spring school burglar

County police identify, man, 19, fatally shot in Silver Spring

At least one dead in Silver Spring shooting

Fatal Gaithersburg pedestrian incident renews calls for greater pedestrian safety

Four Montgomery County Circuit Court judges elected to 15-year terms

McCarthy wins fifth term as state’s attorney

Montgomery County General Election Live Blog: Voters say they're focused on local, national issues

Police Blotter: Robbery at Panera in downtown Bethesda 

Democrats rally in Wheaton for candidates for statewide offices

County Executive Marc Elrich signs Community-Informed Police Training Act 

Author Leslie Morgan Steiner: 'Domestic violence tends to hide in plain sight'

Chamber of Commerce president talks about downtown Silver Spring’s transformation, the need to be business-friendly and ‘SchmoozaPalooza’

County Council appoints new assistant police chief

Charging electric bikes and scooters can create fire hazard, county fire officials warn 

County Council unanimously approves resolution to condemn and combat antisemitism

New Montgomery County planning officials highlight plans for moving forward

Fire breaks out in four-story apartment in Rockville

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Potomac

Three injured in fire at downtown Silver Spring high-rise apartment building

Silver Spring cyclist, 19, dies from injuries suffered in hit-and-run, county police say

County Council appoints temporary Planning Board members 

Early voting for Nov.8 general election starts today

County Council passes Community Informed Police Training Act

Silver Spring teen charged in connection with sexual assaults at Bethesda fitness center

County Council interviews finalists for temporary Planning Board seats.

County Police offer driver safety course for those with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities

Shots fired at Pike & Rose on Sunday night, police say

Two drivers killed in separate two-car collisions Monday morning

Cyclist suffers life-threatening injuries in Glenmont hit-and-run collision

Silver Spring couple faces federal charges of cyberstalking, identity theft, and computer fraud

New president says Montgomery College can 'change society in the ways that matter the most'

Silver Spring man charged in connection with armed robberies in Bethesda


The Chicago Reporter

I wrote the following solutions journalism story examining Latino college enrollment post-pandemic as part of my joint editorial internship at The Chicago Reporter and Illinois Latino News. The piece was also featured on ILLN as well as the Solutions Story Tracker:

A Familismo Approach to Latino College Enrollment

Education Week

I wrote the following articles for Education Week's official website as their newsroom intern, working as part of both their editorial team and digital strategy team:

7 Ways School Leaders Can Master Nonverbal Communication

4 Ways Schools Can Ease Students' Separation Anxiety

We Asked Teachers What Inspires Them. Here’s What They Said.

Teachers Take to Twitter to Crowdfund Classroom Supplies

Should Medical Marijuana Be Allowed in Schools?

Why Teacher Voices Matter: A Q and A with Veteran Teacher, Author and Blogger Larry Ferlazzo

7 Ways to Reduce Principal Burnout

Principal Who Criticized His State's Return to School Mandate Dies from Long COVID

Superintendents Like Their Jobs Despite All the Drama, a New Survey Shows

After Abortion Ruling, School Nurses See Tough Conversations Ahead

What Age is The Right Age for a Kid to Get a Cellphone?

Schools Prefer Cheaper Ventilation Options to Curb COVID: Why They Should Consider Upgrading

5 Ways Title IX Transformed School Sports (and More)

6 Insights on Teaching Shortages

Illinois Latino News

I wrote the following articles as part of my joint editorial internship at The Chicago Reporter and Illinois Latino News:

Illinois Latina Leaders pave the way forward for the 2022 elections

A Familismo Approach to Latino College Enrollment

Medill Reports

I wrote about school closures and the current state of education among Native American communities along the Louisiana Gulf Coast for my graduate school news outlet:


Native American schools on Louisiana Gulf Coast struggle to reopen in wake of Hurricane Ida


Omaha Magazine

I wrote a feature on young pastry chef Austin Weyhrich, as part of my responsibilities as the editorial intern for Omaha Magazine from Feb-May'21.

Young Pastry Chef Works Wonders at Le Petit Paris

The Creightonian

As the opinion editor for the Creightonian I wrote the following OP-EDs:

Modern dating kills the romance

Appreciate your opposite-sex friendships

Going with the flow is easier said than done

Women need to support other women

Don't take people at their face value

Learn to love yourself first

Stubbornness is both a virtue and a vice

Culture does not define you

Romantic comedies are not all bad

Feminism is often misunderstood

Teach kids to seek happiness not perfection

Siblings play a role in shaping your personality

Conspiracy theories spread online

Judge intentions not consequences

Fear of failure is the driving force of cynicism

Eliminate the student debt crisis

Political opposites may not always attract

Encourage participation in international student associations

Social media should not validate you

Bring out your inner child

Your 20s can make or break you

As an arts and culture reporter for the Creightonian, I wrote the following stories:

Creighton students explore Omaha's tea options

Creighton alum begins writing career with a horror novel

JINYA crafts new flavors

Ice cream shop rolls into Omaha


Quest Journal 2021

My research article titled "“Harry Styles’s Unique Persona: Defying Hegemonic Masculinity”, which I presented at the Central States Communication Conference (CSCA'21), is published in the student research journal Quest.


Harry Styles’s Unique Persona: Defying Hegemonic Masculinity

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