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Freelance writer and editor and contributing writer at PolitiFact. A former reporter for the Austin American-Statesman, I was a 2015-16 Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism and a 2017 recipient of the Mayborn Emerging Writer Award. My work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic and The Atavist Magazine, among other publications. 

Ciara is pronounced like Keira Knightley and not like the R&B artist who sang "1, 2 Step." You can listen to the late writer Frank McCourt say my name here. You can hear "1, 2 Step" here.