Hi, stranger. I’m Alex. I’m also a enterprising reporter and generally curious human being located in Washington, D.C. My lens is usually focused on social issues in city settings. Currently, I’m a health reporter at ThinkProgress.

Screen Shot 2015-07-15 at 10.00.35 AMI moved to D.C. in 2015 from Portland, Oregon, and have become quickly enamored with this wonky/wonderful city — but the left coast is still my home. I grew up among the Redwoods in the tiny coastal town of Arcata, tucked away in Northern California’s Humboldt County, and graduated with a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oregon in 2011.

My previous work can be found in the Washington City PaperPortland Mercury, Street Roots, Street SensePortland Monthly, East Oregonian & Bitch Magazine.

When I’m not behind a computer or notepad, I can usually be found outside on a bike, in the woods, or doing crosswords in a park. I also contribute my time to Street Sense DC, as a volunteer reporter and editor.

Thank you for visiting my online portfolio.