is the newsletters editor for the Tribune. Prior to that, he was a reporter for Quorum Report, a non-partisan online political newsletter focusing on the ins and outs under the Dome, for more than seven years – covering the waterfront from health and human services and redistricting to pensions and elections. A native of Atlanta, Ga., he started his journalistic career one day after the attacks of Sept. 11 in Lubbock, Texas, where he rotated through a slew of beats at The Avalanche-Journal. He received his undergraduate degree from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and studied at the University of Georgia's graduate school in journalism. When not at work, he actively attempts to convince himself he is adept at tennis with varying levels of success. And he has adopted the Austin custom of appreciating smoked meats and listening to music in grassy/muddy fields.
In this week's edition of the Trib+Edu newsletter: A community in Michigan works to help refugees receive an education, a new approach to summer school and an interview with Jill Allor, a professor with the Department of Teaching and Learning at Southern Methodist University.
In this week's edition of the Trib+Health newsletter: Scientists discuss the implications of editing genes, an oil family's legacy in Fort Worth and an interview with Luis Ostrosky-Zeichner of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.