Hi! I’m Devon (pronounced Devin), an independent journalist writing about culture, identity, and money from my homebase in northern California.
I graduated from Boston University with a journalism degree (magazine track) in 2015. After that, I was handpicked to participate in NerdWallet’s service-journalism program. I ended up working at the company for almost two years, first in the higher-education and student-loan beat and later as a general personal-finance reporter.
Now that I’m a full-time freelancer, my curiosity has taken me to different beats. But my passion still lies in covering the hidden or silenced spaces which pulse below the surface. That is, I like to write about the ways cultural constructs (all the -isms, “common practices” and traditions) inform daily life and the impact those have on real people’s lives.
When I’m not writing, I can usually be found playing with my dog, planning my next solo-hiking adventure, re-reading a book I’ve owned for years (instead of the one I just picked up), or anxiously binge-watching the Handmaid’s Tale.
Feel free to e-mail me with any questions or proposals you may have. And check out my profile on LinkedIn or follow me on Twitter for real-time updates on my work as well as general musings on my life as a freelancer.