Articles & Essays

I was an inveterate reader before I became a writer. I was the kid who read constantly, coming off of the school bus, under the covers after my bedtime. If you consume books and stories that intensely, eventually you will want to write yourself.

And so, for the past two decades, I’ve written long-form articles (and shorter pieces), about everything from Latino immigrants living in New York to women politicians getting elected in New England.

I am a big believer in the power of storytelling. To a capture the essence of a person is challenging. Constructing narratives is hard, too. To do it well, you need to listen and observe. And then write, and re-write, again and again.

It’s humbling. But I really can’t imagine doing anything else.


Pushing the Limit / Harper's Magazine, 2017

American Hustle / Harper's Magazine, 2015

Young Carlos / New York Magazine, 2014

Three Books on Immigration / New York Times Book Review, 2014

Luis Reyes: Entrepreneur as Revolutionary / Inc. Magazine, 2012

A Catch for Undocumented Immigrants in Recent Reforms / The Atlantic, 2013

The Problem with Basing Immigration on Economic Merit / Foreign Policy, 2013

What Anti-Torture Advocates Can Learn from Argentina / Foreign Policy, 2013

Incubating Ideas in the U.S., Hatching Them Elsewhere / Wall Street Journal, 2012

Various Articles / Slate

Case Study / The New York Times Magazine, 2008

Eloise at the Plaza / The New Republic, 2002

How Oil Has Shaped Venezuelan Culture: The American Scholar, 2007