116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
I’m a features reporter for The Gazette, which means I have the opportunity to get to know folks on a more personal level and demonstrate how daily news affects members of the community. In addition to covering restaurants and food news, I have a particular passion for human interest pieces and stories focusing on marginalized communities. Sometimes, taking a moment to listen to others and reflect on what they say — even those who might not think they have much of a story to tell — really puts things in perspective. When I’m not reporting, I like to travel, go bird watching, search for new items to add to my Peanuts collection and keep my cat from scaring away the cardinals on my balcony. Get the weekly Chew on This newsletter or sign up for Elijah’s free weekly text alerts .