Writing about humans in the tech age. Stories at WIRED, Backchannel, San Francisco Mag, Cal Sunday, New York Mag. Staff alum of Matter at Medium, San Francisco Weekly. Bilingual in Spanish.
The Digital Puppy That Keeps Seniors Out of Nursing Homes
An overseas workers conversing with US seniors - via a puppy avatar.
What an Immigrant Murder in Kansas Says About America
The story on an Indian techie killed in a Kansas bar by a white man who screamed "Get out of my country!"
Life Inside the RVs of Silicon Valley
In a Silicon Valley Hooverville next to the Stanford campus - people live in a line of Jaycos and Winnebagos.
The Shut-In Economy
The cultural shift of an on-demand world: getting used to getting served.
The College Kids Doing What Twitter Won't
The housemates who are taking on Twitter's bots - publically identifying them on the platform.
The Tech Resistance Awakens
What it means when tech workers get off the Google bus and into the resistance.
The Trump resistance flocks to privacy apps popular in repressive regimes.
America's Disastrous Voting Tech
Hacking attempts are scary. Dinosaur voting tech is scarier.
Women Biohackers in Silicon Valley
The newest double standard: Men are biohacking; women are just neurotic.
When Toys Talk (and Listen)
When AI-fueled toys chat with kids.
A public policy warrior seeks to wipe out fines that punish the poor.
How Techies Led the US Syrian Refugee Surge
The U.S. Digital Service had to bring 85,000 refugees to America. Obama's orders.
The original producer of "Fences" is a heiress-turned-Broadway producer named Carole Shorenstein Hays.
The Big Sink
Inside story of the Millennium Tower, SF's sinking symbol of wealth. (Literally.)
Trouble in the House of Rothenberg
Rothenberg Ventures was young, splashy, and now, under SEC investigation.