Freelance civic journalist with an emphasis on community development and nonprofit initiatives. I've got a solid year of reporting and content/copy editing experience under my belt and use my background in social work to substantiate much of my writing. I'm looking to further my understanding of and impression on the welfare system, foster care, and successful alternatives to institutionalization. I tend toward narrative form and away from sensationalism. Some days I'll spend the better part of conversations wading through undercurrents to get to my point. It's good exercise.