Before joining Politico in 2015, I spent almost a decade covering poverty and criminal justice, both as a staff multimedia reporter at several outlets and as a freelance journalist:
- Fatal corrections. Inside the deadly riot that pushed the US justice department to rein in private prisons.
(The Intercept, December 17, 2016)
- Out of the darkness. Undocumented immigrants helped rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Now they are fighting repercussions and the threat of deportation. (DW WordLink, August 28, 2015. Skip to minute 26:00)
- What a dollar store reveals about US inequality. There is a bidding war between two rock-bottom retailing chains over Family Dollar, a store serving many low-income communities in the US. It's a story about the richest and the poorest members of the US society.
(DW, August 29, 2014)
- The slum at Ice Factory. In the center of Berlin, Bulgarian Roma live under third-world conditions in a deserted factory building.
(In German. Spiegel, November 6, 2013)
- A murder in the West Village. What a hate crime reveals about the roots of homophobia.
(In German. Deutschlandfunk, July 2013)
- Chavez legacy lives on in New York neighborhood. Residents of the South Bronx, a synonym for urban poverty in New York, held a memorial service for a Venezuelan president who gave them money, fuel and the feeling not all politicians are the same.
(DW, March 29, 2013)
The Hidden: In 2013, I directed and shot a 25-minutes documentary shedding light on the unknown social phenomenon of "hidden homelessness — people who have a roof over their head but no home of their own and who are forced to sleep at their partners’ places, in squats or on the couches of friends. Watch the trailer here.