Where are you from? I grew up in Bethesda, Md. and studied cinema studies and philosophy at NYU, where I did nothing journalistic.
What do you do? I cover the investing, banking and credit beats, write features, company news stories and short items on random personal finance issues in the front and back of the book. I also have a column on the economics of being a new dad and produce a podcast on overcoming personal finance obstacles.
How did you get there? Good fortune and help from Greg David (director of business & economics reporting) and alumna Anika Anand, ’12. I interned at Bloomberg in the winter after graduation and got hired at Money on the last day of my internship.
How did the Business & Economics program help? Well, I’ve had three internships (business desk at The Daily, Planet Money, and Bloomberg) and my current job, and all four gigs required different knowledge of the business and economics world. The program helped lay a baseline of knowledge that allowed me to succeed, to the extent I have, at each stop. Also, Greg David is a wonderful lobbyist for his students.