Selected Writings


A Diversity of Voices — James Webb’s Prayer uses recordings of vocal worship to transcend boundaries (Tricycle: The Buddhist Review)

American Spirituality in Radio (Tricycle: The Buddhist Review)

Forced from Home: One Year Later (Northwestern Public Health Review)

Using Stories to Humanize the Refugee Crisis (Northwestern Public Health Review)

A Moment for the Women of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Medium)

Emmy Betz: Preventing Firearm Suicides (Public Health Post)

No Road Home: Three Doctors Reflect on Aleppo and the Future (Northwestern Public Health Review)

New Nurses’ Program Helps Rape Victims Receive Necessary Treatment (Chicago Tribune)

Emotions Stretched to Their Limit: More Than Household Incomes Are Pulled Thin These Days (Chicago Tribune)

South Suburban PADS holding fundraiser to help cope with spiking demand (Chicago Tribune)

Doctors Attack Breast Cancer With One-Day Treatment Option (Chicago Tribune)

Mt. Everest Mountain Climber Has Soared High Since Homewood Days (Chicago Tribune)

Help in Life-and-Death Matters (Chicago Tribune)


Run Pilgrim Run (Tricycle: The Buddhist Review)

Lasting Impact: Seventy Years After the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Helix Magazine—Northwestern University)

Letters from Japan (a series for Gapers Block)

Filmmaker Regge Life Honors American Tsunami Victim (Japan Today)

A Rare Glimpse Inside Fukushima (Japan Today)


Rendezvous with History (Project for a multimedia class in the science writing master’s program at The Johns Hopkins University)— I wrote and produced this audio piece, which tells the story of my sister’s quest to learn more about our grandfather, Nicholas “Bud” Neises, using genealogical research. Bud, a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division, was killed in action following a heroic jump on D-Day.

The Fast Fifty (Crain’s Chicago Business) — I researched the 50-fastest growing companies for Crain’s Chicago Business in 2010 and assisted with the production of this video.


Forgotten Images from the South Suburbs (Gapers Block)

Inside a Toxic Tour (Gapers Block)

A Victory for Rogers Park Family Facing Eviction (Gapers Block)

Steel to Pavement: Building the Calumet-Sag Trail (Gapers Block)

Chicago’s Nonprofit Bike Shops Take a Spin for the Better (Time Out Chicago)

Alley Ways: The Legacy of Off the Alley (Gapers Block)


Research into laser cooling of semiconductors should continue, study finds (Notre Dame Magazine)

A Mobile Future — Why Providing Mobility is a Vital Component to Rehabilitation Technology (Helix Magazine — Northwestern University)

Artist Terrence Karpowicz: Making Graceful Art (Shirley Ryan AbilityLab)

How Sled Hockey Helped Paralympian Josh Misiewicz Recover from Limb Loss (Shirley Ryan AbilityLab)

An Interview with Glen Lehman (Shirley Ryan AbilityLab)

Facts About Limb Loss (Shirley Ryan AbilityLab)

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