Growing up in Tallahassee, Florida, I asked way too many questions, but in college, I realized curiosity could be a career. Working at the Yale Daily News and CNN taught me about the practice of journalism. My interest in journalism also shaped my academic pursuits, and I began to research both the successes and failures of American journalism. I graduated from Yale in 2015 with a double BA in History and Global Affairs (Security Studies). After college, I worked as a production assistant at CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 before going to Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship to study Modern Middle Eastern Studies. Since receiving my MPhil, I have been working at Foreign Affairs magazine in New York. At Cambridge, my PhD will focus on the relationship between the press, the public, and foreign policy in the new digital age. I am so grateful for this opportunity to continue researching a topic that feels more important now than ever, and I cannot wait to join the Gates community!