Years in media:12

Why I got into this business: I liked the idea of being able to document the lives of others and the issues that impact them.

In one sentence, why is journalism important: At its essence, good journalism practices can start movements within ourselves.

What three words describe you: Reserved, unbothered, serendipitous

What issue fires you up: Racism.

Who is a Tulsan you admire: Ray Owens, pastor, Metropolitan Baptist Church

What is your favorite local hangout: Does Sonic count?

Favorite movie: "The Blues Brothers"

Favorite book: “Black Boy” by Richard Wright

Favorite quote: “You write in order to change the world, knowing perfectly well that you probably can't, but also knowing that literature is indispensable to the world” – James Baldwin