My work is at the intersections of journalism, technology, and community, and I'm still finding my perfect place in the middle of the Venn diagram of them (likely, that place probably doesn't exist yet). Someday, I also dream of folding things like economics, statistics, and linguistics into that Venn diagram.

I'm based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I lived in Baltimore, Maryland, for a year and grew up in the Twin Cities. Before studying journalism and economics at Temple University, I worked in conductive education, home health care, technical theatre, and an auto shop. I frequently find parallels between these prior roles and my current ones, and someday, I'll write more about that.

Outside of work and work-related things, I like to travel and bike (cycling and motorcycling) and am rediscovering my childhood love of hockey.

Madison Karas, December 2023