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Select work for New Orleans Public Radio:


Fixing Claiborne — the highway that split a Black neighborhood — could come down to 2 proposals

Opposite: Louis Charbonnet III, outside the Charbonnet Funeral Home, with the Claiborne Expressway in view. Photo by me.


A vote could tear down Algiers bike lanes, leaving bicyclists worried about future road safety

Opposite: A protected bike lane on MacArthur Boulevard in Algiers. Photo by me. 

Evacuating New Orleans: New plans account for rapidly intensifying storms, but are they enough?

Opposite: An "Evacuspot," or pick up point for City Assisted Evacuation. Photo by me.




Select work as Southerly's Gulf Coast Correspondent: 


After hurricanes, it’s harder than ever for Lake Charles’ Black residents to cast a ballot 


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 

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 

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 

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

Without federal recognition, coastal tribes struggle to access FEMA aid 

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 journalismessays & projects:

Mutual Aid Through Food: Community Care Networks in New Orleans, an oral history project for the Southern Foodways Alliance

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


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