I am a journalist based in Washington, D.C. I have written for outlets like The Washington Post, The New Republic, The Atlantic, Washingtonian, PoliticoThe Awl, and The Daily Beast

My 2014 story, "Jackie's Goodbye," was a finalist for the National Magazine Award for Public Interest. The article is anthologized in The Best American Magazine Writing 2015. It was named to Longreads' Best of 2014.

In 2011, Washington University in St. Louis hired me to create Religion & Politics, an online journal where I serve as managing editor. I grew up in rural South Carolina and graduated from the University of Georgia and Harvard Divinity School.