I'm a reporter on the international desk at The Christian Science Monitor. In September 2016, I'm moving to China to head The Monitor’s Beijing bureau.

I first wrote for The Monitor as a freelance reporter covering Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013. Since joining the paper full-time the following year, I have covered a wide range of stories across Asia, including fish farming in China, deforestation in Indonesia, human trafficking in Thailand, and child labor in Nepal and India.

I previously reported for the Associated PressThe Chicago Tribune, and PRI’s The World

Originally from Topeka, Kan., I graduated from the University of Kansas with bachelor’s degrees in journalism and political science. 

You can view my full résumé on LinkedIn and find me on Twitter and Instagram. You can email me at holtzm [at] csmonitor [dot] com.

Reporting in a village outside of Varanasi, India, in April 2016.

Reporting in a village outside of Varanasi, India, in April 2016.