As the 2016 winner of the New York Times Nicholas Kristof “Win-A-Trip” competition, I reported from Arkansas and Oklahoma. Here are two of my favorite stories.

I reported, wrote:

‘Drugs were around me every day’
I explore the ways historical trauma has contributed to increased drug use in Native American communities.

For women, a cheaper, better alternative to prison
In this opinion piece, I spotlight another option for female, nonviolent offenders.