I’m a digital producer on the CNN.com international newsdesk.
My work has also appeared in TIME.com, The Independent, Monocle, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal Europe, The Sydney Morning Herald and New Zealand’s Sunday Star-Times, where I was a staff writer from 2004 to 2011. I write on subjects including politics, culture, international affairs and the arts, and my reporting has taken me to Indonesia, the Solomon Islands, Lebanon and Cambodia.
I have a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, where I studied as a Fulbright scholar in 2006-07, as well as a BA in English and a graduate diploma in journalism from the University of Canterbury.
I’ve won some of New Zealand’s top journalism prizes, including newspaper feature writer of the year at the Qantas Media Awards, as well as Qantas awards for the best political feature, environmental story, crime feature and junior feature writer of the year.
Outside of journalism, I’ve interned on Capitol Hill for U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel when he was a senator, worked as a teacher in Tokyo and as a volunteer for a development NGO in the Solomon Islands. I’ve recently relocated from London to Hong Kong.