I'm a hard-hitting investigative journalist, and my specialty is following the money. I got my start researching and reporting on campaign finance in North Carolina state politics at the Institute for Southern Studies in Durham, NC, and its online magazine, Facing South. Now in Brooklyn, NY, I use data-heavy research as I cover underreported topics such as Charles Koch's donations to higher education, the money driving anti-LGBT laws and the fight against distributed solar energy.

My stories have appeared at AlterNet, The American Prospect, BillMoyers.comThe Brooklyn RailCommon DreamsDeSmog, EcoWatchFacing South, Louisiana WeeklyNational Memo, Paste MagazineRaw Story, SalonTruthout, Truthdig, Vice and Vocativ. I've discussed my work on TV and radio, with appearances at RT, The Thom Hartmann Program, The Real News Network, Time Warner Cable News and Georgia Public Broadcasting.

In addition, my research and reporting have been featured in The New York Times, Esquire, Bloomberg, The Atlantic, National Journal, Salon, Jacobin, Media Matters, Harvard Political Review, The Raleigh News & Observer, Triangle Business Journal, The Charlotte Observer, Greensboro News & Record, and the Wilmington Star-News, among other publications.

I earned a Bachelor's in music from Brown University and Master's and PhD degrees in music composition from Duke University, where I fused contemporary classical with electronic dance music. I wrote my dissertation on this marriage of genres after research fellowships in Berlin and London.