I'm a Durham, NC native and a Public Policy major at Duke University also studying journalism and French. I'm particularly interested in education and family policy.
I love how radio brings stories to life in such an intimate and personal way, and it's always had a place in my life. In my family, cooking and public radio go together like peanut butter and jelly. I'm interested in all corners of the globe, especially France and South Africa, where I've spent time studying and working.
Beyond journalism, I'm a dancer and a huge ballet nerd (that's a thing) and my favorite place to be is a North Carolina beach.
David Hyde, an unpaid intern at the UN offices in Geneva, Switzerland found a creative way to bypass the city's high cost of living. Instead of renting, he pitched a tent on Lake Geneva.
While relations between the US and Cuba may be on the road to recovery, the decades-old embargo bans leisure travel to Cuba. So instead, Carnival Corporation's newest cruise line, fathom, is hoping travelers will sign up for their "social impact" voyages.
President Barack Obama called Friday's Supreme Court ruling "a victory for America." Meanwhile, in India, being gay can mean a life lived in secrecy, blackmail and even jail time. Indian-American author Manil Suri hopes the US Supreme Court decision will set a worldwide precedent.
San Pedro Sula has earned the bloody title of world's deadliest city four years in a row. Graffiti artists hope to change that with some spray paint and imagination. And ironically, they're teaming up with the police to ensure they can work without catching a stray bullet.
When Germany lost World War II, citizens immediately removed Nazi symbols. Not so after the American Civil War. But there's a lot we can learn from Germany and how ridding itself of a terrible past allowed it to move forward.
The Boston's Gay Men’s Chorus returns to the US inspired by its performance for the gay community in Istanbul. But their trip was not without conflict.
People were welcoming, but they were surprised, when a team of modestly dressed women surfers showed up in a remote corner of Iran. They had never seen surfing before. "Because we were only women in the water, they thought it was a sport for women," says French director Marion Poizeau. "So the men asked us if they could also do it."
The US military operated a unique special operations and intelligence gathering operation during the war in Afghanistan. Half the population was essentially off limits to male soldiers. So the Army created "cultural support teams," all female teams that accompanied special operations units, despite a ban on women serving in combat positions. The job cost one female soldier her life. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon tells her story and that of the cultural support teams in a new book, "Ashley's War."
Flight Lt. Ayesha Farooq is Pakistan's only combat-ready female air force pilot. Her father died when she was young, but she managed to become a top air force pilot.
What really went on with the Chinese ship that went down in the Yangtze River is hard to tell. The Chinese government is turning everyone away from the site of the disaster, including reporters.