Growing up in Tallahassee, Florida, I asked way too many questions. In college, I realized curiosity could be a career. I learned about the practice of journalism at the Yale Daily News and CNN. My love of journalism also shaped my academic pursuits and I began focusing my independent research on both the successes and failures of American journalism. In 2015, I graduated from Yale 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 and freelanced in Japan before going to Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship to study Modern Middle Eastern Studies. Since receiving my MPhil, I have been an editor 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!