I joined The Economist in 2016 after graduating from Harvard University with a degree in applied mathematics. I initially worked in London as a data journalist, building election models and writing other quantitative stories, until August 2017, when I moved to Washington, DC, to be the US policy correspondent. I covered the Trump administration with an eye on the concrete effects of its policy decisions, as well as social trends with a special focus on the geography of opportunity and poverty in America (the subject of a 10-page special report). At the start of the Biden administration in January 2020, I became the Washington correspondent for The Economist, covering national politics. In July 2022, I started as the Washington bureau chief.
Since becoming a professional journalist, my work has also appeared in Harvard Magazine and The New Yorker. I've had the chance to speak to CNN, Fox News, NPR and a number of podcasts. I frequently appear on our own podcasts, including "Checks and Balance" about American politics.
Before joining The Economist, I was lucky enough to benefit from a lot of time with reporters. I spent a lot of time writing for The Harvard Crimson during college. I interned with the editorial boards of The Lexington Herald-Leader and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, where I was properly whipped into shape as a reporter. I also spent a summer with the (sadly now defunct) Sunlight Foundation, a non-profit aimed at shedding light on money in politics.
I also cook a lot.