about

Hi, I’m Maria.

First time in Iceland, getting used to the smells of geothermal parks.
First time in Iceland, getting used to the smells of geothermal parks.

I’ve been a reporter, producer and editor for five-plus years, but I got into the business because my whole life, I’ve been a writer.

I started out writing about beer at a big metro daily, and then I moved into public media. Working to get people interested and involved in the issues of their communities became my life.

I reported plenty of stories but my biggest butterflies came when I put together events like this one. Or got as much feedback as this about one super-local topic.

Currently I’m a reporter covering immigration and international news — mostly the intersection of culture and politics.

The through line of all my work is my interest in people. I hope my reporting can be educational — for me and for others — about the way people live and feel, and about the way reality is different depending on where (and how) you live.

I try to visit a new country every year and wander in the woods at least once a season. Hopefully in a year or two, I’ll be able to also call myself an author.

Here are some of my favorite projects and stories.