Writing

My work has appeared in Chicago Inno, Venture Beat, The Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Macalester Today, Loyola Magazine, Minnesota Public Radio, Lumpen Radio and Chicago Public Media, among other outlets. I also wrote the Chicago Inno Beat newsletter, a daily analysis of Chicago tech and startup news.

Selected clips:

Exclusives:
The Gender Gap in Venture Capital Funding Extends to Chicago (also published in Venture Beat)
Interview: Kara Swisher on Tech CEOs’ Persistent Diversity Problem: ‘They’re F**king Lazy’
Meet the Chicago VC Firm Investing in Female Founders Disrupting Industries
What’s Next for St. Paul Startups?
Biometric Payment Startup Keyo Lets You Pay With Your Palm
Capita3 Aims to Fund and Scale Women-Led Startups
Thompson Aderinkomi’s New Startup Will Save Your Relationships, One Text at a Time
After $35M and a Plan for Flexible Wearables, What Happened to Polyera?

Startups (profiles and features):
4 Chicago Startups on Why They’ve Said No to VC
CTO of Electric Aircraft Startup Zunum Aero Talks Building a Tech Team in Illinois
aLoo’s Device Helps Prevent Backwash Contamination in Bottle Feeding
How Coworking Space ‘The Pitch’ Hopes to Make Minneapolis a Sports Tech Hub
Genivity Helps You Plan for the Medical Costs You Might Not Know Are Coming
What the Connectory Could Mean for Chicago’s IoT Startups
Chicago’s Next Tech Boom: The Maker-Entrepreneur

Technology:
With Artificial Intelligence, Your Next Personal Assistant Could Live in Your Inbox
How Google helps people seek refuge from Colorado floods
Meet iBeacon: Location tracking to help you shop
Tweeting history
Next generation of cyber defenders prepare for expanding battlefield
Why Illinois Residents Are Suing Google and Facebook Over Photo Tagging
IIT Humanities Professor Discusses What Happens To Our Data Once We Die
New ‘Smart Bra’ Will Monitor Women’s Health

Diversity:
How America Disrupts Its Immigrant Entrepreneurs
For Gay, Lesbian Founders, a Delicate Balance at the Table With Investors
Why So Few Women in Tech? Seven Challenges and Potential Solutions
This Chi Hack Night Tool Will Tell You If Your Meeting Is Gender Inclusive
Fabian Elliott on Why Chicago Should be the ‘Black Tech Mecca’
Girls Who Code Founder Reshma Saujani on Reducing the ‘Bravery Deficit’
How Twin Cities Founders Aim to Build an Inclusive Tech Hub from the Ground Up

Innovation:
For These Startups, Cancer Treatment Goes Beyond the Tumor
Will Harnessing Big Data Finally Lead to a Cure for Cancer?
Kickstarting journalism: is crowdfunding the answer?
3-D printing in schools: the next industrial revolution?
An Illinois Sociologist Uses Supercomputing to Recover the Lost History of Black Women
Birdly Lets You Fly Through the Streets of New York City in VR
Back on the dance floor: Boston Marathon victim inspires prosthetics innovation

Business:
Lower calories, higher profits for food companies
Kellogg pushes sustainable palm oil: Is it enough?

World News/Foreign Reporting:
The World Turned Upside Down’: The Rise of Spanish Immigration to Morocco
American students in North Africa wait and watch to see if conflict will spread
To protest or vote?
The Ultimate Road Trip: Monkeys, Sahara and More 

Miscellaneous:
Welcome to the Death Cafe
Corazon Capital’s Trippy Startup Dreamscape of a Website, Explained

Full clips:
View all my Chicago Inno reporting on tech, startups and venture capital here.
View all my Christian Science Monitor clips on technology, innovation and business here.
View all my Minneapolis Star-Tribune blogging on Morocco here.

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