A freelance journalist based in Michigan, I write about cities, the environment, history and art—but whatever the topic, I'm a sucker for a wild story or an original idea. I've explored the rhetorical implications of "invasive" species, the war on sitting, the big data case for urban agriculture, and animals’ place in history (among other projects). I’m a regular contributor to Smithsonian, and my writing has appeared in CityLab, The Boston Globe, Boston MagazineSlate, Nature Conservancy and several alumni magazines.