Multimedia Journalist, Reporter, Writer
Journalism is one of the most effective ways to impact this world. I found that out the hard way.
Two years ago, thousands of people worldwide slandered me online. That’s how I found my passion.
I wrote a column for my college newspaper that caused thousands to send me crude emails, letters and blogs; some even made YouTube videos mocking me.
I was devastated. And, somehow, exhilarated.
If a piece of journalism can affect people across the globe, what if my stories can do that in a positive way?
That is my goal as a journalist.
I am dedicated to powerful investigative journalism. In 2013, I wrote an article exposing the University at Buffalo’s failure to ensure student safety around its South Campus; it gained national recognition. And this time, the focus was on the unsafe students -- not me.
My priest always says, “If you have a talent, God wants you to use it.”
Journalism is about bringing attention to pressing issues. It can make an enormous impact on society as a positive force. And that is what I’m driven to do.