I'm a writer, reporter and licensed social worker committed to community issues in New York City.

As a reporter, I cover issues like housing + homelessness, health + nutritionimmigration + a whole lot of other stuff. I also write about world poverty, with a special focus on access to water, sanitation and hygiene — aka WASH.

As a social worker, I develop and run programs that fuse fitness with mental health treatment at supportive housing sites for formerly homeless people around the city. My experiences as a social worker inform my reporting and help me convey the impact of policies and attitudes on diverse communities. 

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Based in Queens. Reporting throughout NYC.

Let's work together: 

dfbrand10@gmail.com + @D4V1DBR4ND