About

Aaron has been a professional journalist and editor for nearly a decade. His investigative reporting has changed policy, forced resignations, and helped people get free from prison.

He writes for Capital & Main, the Guardian, and The Intercept. Recently he’s written for Reveal, the Santa Fe Reporter, The New Republic, The Nation, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post and other publications. 

In 2021 he accepted a Puffin Foundation fellowship from Type Investigations to pursue justice and accountability reporting. His work on pretrial monitoring in Indianapolis was selected as a finalist for an Evident Change Distinguished Achievement Award. The story focused on residents who experienced technical malfunctions with ankle monitors and featured illustrations from the cartoonist Steenz.

Aaron has covered a wide range of topics including climate change, criminal justice, political accountability, education, and immigration. He currently focuses on the influence of the fossil fuel industry on California’s environmental and climate policy for Capital & Main, the social impacts of the green energy industry for the Guardian, and federal prosecutions of protesters and other law enforcement topics for other publications. Throughout 2020, he also covered the spread of coronavirus inside prisons, including how it affected prisoners with innocence claims. His reporting affirmed the legitimacy of their claims, and four of them have since been released from prison.

In 2017 Aaron moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico to take a position as a staff reporter for The Santa Fe Reporter. He received an award from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia for his story about the state’s failure to properly account for radioactive material at an old industrial plant. He also received an award from the ACLU for covering a contentious protest concerning the city’s colonial past. As a staff reporter he grew accustomed to the fast paced environment of a newsroom, working various city beats on tight deadlines, including investigations into the city’s unequal zoning process for students; inequities into federal healthcare for Native residents; and a controversial killing by police.

After graduating from Tufts University he was a teacher for two years in Houston, Texas with Teach for America. He is from the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas.

To get in touch, visit his contact page.