Moving federal employees out of DC is a good thing (or, “why your intrepid heroine moved to the Midwest”)


I’ve been unhappy with the quality of reporting around the relocation of two Department of Agriculture components (the Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)) to the Kansas City region. Local news is misreporting this as a headquarters move (it isn’t), and most national reporting is treating this as a Trojan … [Read more…]

My Emerging Leaders application

I was thrilled to find out yesterday that the American Library Association selected me as an “Emerging Leader” for 2015. Still waiting for the official announcement to share on my library school’s website, but I wanted to share some parts of my application, since I would have felt more confident that I was on the … [Read more…]

ARTICLE – “The Ministry of Presence”

Customs & Border Protection chaplains.

Last summer I spent a few months writing for U.S. Customs & Border Protection’s internal magazine, Frontline. I wrote my first ever long-form feature about the agency’s robust chaplaincy program. My parents have been bugging me about posting this, so here it is (PDF, 4 pages). You can view the rest of the November 2013 issue by … [Read more…]