I'm a national correspondent for The New York Times based in Los Angeles. I write about life and news in California. 

Before joining The Times, I was a political reporter and correspondent for The Washington Post. I covered Donald Trump's political rise during the 2016 presidential election and filed stories from more than 40 states. Afterwards, I spent some time writing about America's rural-urban divide. The photos on the homepage are from my travels across the country and abroad.

I grew up in Anchorage, AK, and was born in California's Central Valley. I graduated from Harvard College, where I studied "Modern American Thought and Culture" in the Social Studies program.