Before all else, I am a narrative nonfiction writer. But a passion for high-integrity multimedia storytelling unfolded as I began to understand that reporting today is about more than just boots on the ground and ink on the page. My curiosity about environmental justice, human health, and social inequality in rural and indigenous communities evoked an insuppressible desire to give a voice to the underdogs. I want to create the bold, generation-defining, accountability-seeking journalism that motivates people to action. For that, storytelling is my catalyst for change.