I am the Far Northwest Side reporter for Block Club Chicago, covering the Far Northwest Side neighborhoods of Portage Park, Jefferson Park, Norwood Park, Forest Glen and Sauganash.

I previously was a freelance journalist with Block Club and have been published in Insider, Chicago Tribune, Latino USA, the Chicago Reader, WTTW News, Streetsblog Chicago, Eater Chicago and more.

I am originally from New Mexico and a first-generation Italian-American. I attended Columbia College Chicago and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in multimedia journalism in 2017.

“Journalism can never be silent: That is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air.”

Henry Anatole Grunwald