I am a writer who hopes that my words change not only others but myself. I want to tell people’s stories, thoroughly and fairly while striving to learn and make positive changes in my own life. I am a journalist at a weekly paper in the Portland, Ore., area, where I try to keep my eyes open for interesting stories of people who are contributing to solutions for the world’s biggest problems. My passion is to use my writing to help other people – especially the lowest of the low. I traveled to Uganda in 2006, and it forever altered the reasons I write.