I report on immigration from a human rights perspective; I also cover issues of race and social power. I’m interested in migration, gender, incarceration, and colonial legacies.
Most recently, I was a contributing writer for Pacific Standard, where I previously worked as an editorial fellow.
In October of 2018, I traveled with California Senate President Kevin de León as he challenged Dianne Feinstein for her US Senate seat, which would have made him California’s first Latino senator.
In November of 2018, I was in Tijuana as a reporter for Pacific Standard as the two most prominent Central American “caravans” arrived on the border. I returned to northern Mexico the following fall on assignments for Politico Magazine and The Nation to cover non-Latino refugees and violence on the border. (The later story ran on the cover of The Nation in June 2020.)
Starting in March of 2020, I began covering the Covid-19 pandemic’s effect on ICE detention. Since then, I’ve spoken with detained immigrants in Georgia, Washington, Louisiana, and Texas, as well as advocates from across the country.
In June of 2020, I was selected as an Ida B. Wells fellow with Type Investigations at the Type Media Center.
I’m a graduate of Stanford University. Me enorgullezco de ser Xicano. I live in San Francisco, in a tenderly chaotic co-op.