I like to write about things that matter, and people who are changing the world in ways big and small. 

I’ve worked as a foreign correspondent in Amman, Beirut, Cairo, Gaza, Jerusalem and Nicosia, and reported from Baku, Kiev, Rome and Tbilisi during former vice president Dick Cheney's last official trip abroad.   

I’m currently a radio reporter at WUSF public media, the Tampa NPR station. I host All Things Considered and report on education. 

Prior to joining WUSF, I worked as Agence France-Presse’s health and science correspondent, covering environmental issues, space, medicine and research in North America. 

My writing has appeared in the Washington PostSalon, National Geographic, and newspapers around the world. Early in my career, I freelanced for WFUV in the Bronx and Voice of America in New York and Cairo.

My first book, "Bagpipe Brothers: The FDNY Band's True Story of Tragedy, Mourning and Recovery,” was published in 2004 by Rutgers University Press. It’s my account of the year after the September 11 attacks, when New York City’s firefighter musicians dug for lost brothers at the World Trade Center site and played at more than 400 funerals and memorial services.

I earned my MS in Journalism and a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship for Cultural Reporting from Columbia University in 2002, and a BA in Language and Area Studies from American University’s School of International Service in 1996.

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