Select work for New Orleans Public Radio:

Select work as Southerly's Gulf Coast Correspondent: 


After hurricanes, it’s harder than ever for Lake Charles’ Black residents to cast a ballot (10/21/2020) 


Supported by Pulitzer Center; re-published by The Current and Louisiana Illuminator

Opposite: early voting in Lake Charles. Photo by Katie Sikora.



They’re so weary’: Louisiana teachers recover from back-to-back hurricanes during the pandemic (12/17/2020)

Supported by Pulitzer Center; co-published with The Hechinger Report; re-published by Louisiana Illuminator.

Opposite: Lisa Morgan, a high school teacher in Lake Charles.

Photo by Katie Sikora.


‘It’s just a vicious cycle’: Evictions, homelessness surge in southwest Louisiana after hurricanes (2/17/2021)

Supported by Pulitzer Center; re-published by The Current and Louisiana Illuminator.

Opposite: Sasha Miller, a single mother in Lake Charles who became unhoused as a result of the hurricanes. Photo by Katie Sikora.



Field Notes: How we reported our series on Hurricane Laura recovery (3/22/2021)

Opposite: Me reporting in Lake Charles, October 2020. Photo by Katie Sikora.

Without federal recognition, coastal tribes struggle to access FEMA aid (11/22/21)

Co-reported and co-published with the Houma Courier

Opposite: Chief Shirell Parfait-Dardar and Emily Torrey discuss plans to create resources that will empower tribal members and residents to properly document storm damage, November 2021. Photo by Kezia Setyawan.


Other longform journalism and essays:

Be for a Blessing, The Oxford AmericanSummer/Fall 2020 issue

How Louisiana's oil and gas industry uses prison labor, Powerlines Project (co-published by Scalawag Magazine, Southerly Magazine, and the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University).

Two Houses on the Eatonton-Milledgeville RoadThe Bitter Southerner

The South's Ellis Island, The Bitter Southerner, featured in the The Bitter Southerner Reader: Volume 4

Old Bridge, New CliquesDown East Magazine

Knowing Phyllis AustinDown East Magazine 

Descendant, Jewish Literary Journal