I began writing about education in 2013 for a community newspaper and have been hooked on the topic ever since. I'm intrigued by the potential of higher education to shape futures and improve lives, but also by the challenges of affordability and access. With five years of daily reporting on the subject, I'm interested in all things higher education, but particularly how it affects the lives of the students and families with so much at stake. Away from the keyboard, I can usually be found enjoying a local microbrew, exploring the mountains of central Virginia, behind the lens of my trusty Pentax, or settled in at home with a good book. Follow me on Twitter at @byJoshMoody.