Hello! I’m Devon (pronounced Devin, for the non-Anglophiles out there), a freelance journalist specializing in personal finance, art/culture, gender, race and travel.
A bit of background:
I graduated from Boston University’s College of Communication (‘15) and was subsequently handpicked to participate in NerdWallet’s service-journalism program. I ended up working at the company for nearly two years, first in the higher education and student loan beat and later as a general personal-finance reporter.
I took the opportunity to write about the issues affecting women, minorities, low-income individuals and first-generation students as often as I could. I pioneered new content formats and even started a social-media ready series of profiles about people who’ve paid off student debt. I covered financial news and dug into 1,000-line spreadsheets, immersed myself in the shady world of paid surveys, talked to presidents of lending companies and financial planners as well as debt advocates and people struggling with debt and fluctuating incomes.
When I’m not writing, I can be found planning my next solo-travel adventure, reading a book I’ve owned for years (instead of the one I just bought), running or indulging in a Netflix documentary binge-session.