I'm a reporter and photographer on the military and defense desk at Business Insider. I previously worked as a breaking news and crime reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times. During that time, I published more than 1,000 stories and reported from more homicides, mass shootings and police-involved shootings than I'd like to remember. I eventually left that job to freelance at Standing Rock and on the front lines of the war in Ukraine. My work has also been published in AJ+, The Daily Beast, Sports Illustrated, The Capital Times, WhoWhatWhy, Native Peoples Magazine, and most Chicago broadcast stations. In my free time, I read and write about the French Revolution and Napoleonic Era. I hold a master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism.