I tend to think of myself as an average human being who doesn’t know how to cook, almost exclusively watches shows I’ve watched before and feels snobby when I tell people my dog is a Bichon Frise, not a poodle. I was born in Provo, Utah, the fifth of six children, and currently live in St. Petersburg, Fla., where I think of humidity as a giant hug.

I’m driven by the need to know and the need to document, which feed directly into journalism — a field I knew I wanted to work in since I was 10. I lay out news pages, primarily, and lean toward the simple, practical side of design. I thrive in collaborative atmospheres, breaking news situations and warm weather.