1984-2002: Childhood in Southern California
2002-2006: UC Berkeley – BA, Political Economy of Industrial Societies; Rhetoric
2007-2008: Reporter, The Daily Journal, Caracas
2008-2009: London School of Economics – MSc, International Political Economy
2009-2011: Reporter, Financial Times. London and São Paulo
2011-2016: Brazil Correspondent, Los Angeles Times
2017-2018: Correspondent covering Southeast Asia, Washington Post
2019-2021: Author contract with PublicAffairs (Hachette)
2007-2019: Freelance journalism
Contributions to: Art Review, The Atlantic, The Awl, The Banker, The Baffler, CNBC Business Magazine, The Economist, Foreign Policy, Folha de S.Paulo, Guardian, Interview Magazine, The New Inquiry, The New Republic, New Statesman, New York Magazine, New York Review of Books, The New York Times, The Outline, Paper Magazine, Popula, The San Francisco Chronicle, and others.
Languages – English, Spanish, Portuguese, Indonesian, and pretty decent at German.