Produced by digital media interns of the Dow Jones News Fund in assocation with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in Phoenix.
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Elizabeth Backo recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. She will be a digital intern at The Arizona Republic.
Neetish Basnet is a University of Texas-Arlington journalism graduate. He will work as a digital intern at Dallas Business Journal.
Elizabeth Castillo graduated from California State University, Chico in December with a degree in journalism. Following her work on Unsheltered, she'll cover education policy at CALmatters in Sacramento.
Samie Gebers’ passion for visual storytelling led her to the Dow Jones News Fund where she contributed to UNSHELTERED as a videographer. She is a senior at Arizona State University where she continues to seek visual stories that leave an impact. She will be contributing to the digital desk at Hawaii News Now in Honolulu.
Angela Gervasi is a recent graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia. This summer, she will be producing photo and video content at the Lexington Herald-Leader in Kentucky.
Kathryn Hardison is an upcoming senior studying print and digital news reporting and political science at the University of Missouri, where she’s a statehouse reporter and news editor for the Columbia Missourian. She will be interning at Storyful in New York.
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Sierra Juarez is a student journalist at the University of Texas. She’s heading to The Arizona Republic as part of the Dow Jones News Fund program.
Lauren Lee is an upcoming senior studying digital print journalism and political science at Penn State University. She is the news editor of The Daily Collegian and will be interning at Centre Daily Times.
Cecilia Mazanec is a recent graduate of the University of Florida where she studied journalism with minors in business administration and English. She will be interning at The Palm Beach Post.
Narda Perez is a broadcasting communication and public relations senior at the University of Texas at Arlington where she works for the student-run newspaper The Shorthorn as editor-in-chief. She will be interning at the Austin-American Statesman.
Cristóbal Reyes is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, where he studied journalism and political science. He will be interning at the Miami Herald through the Dow Jones News Fund, where he will be contributing multimedia content for the newspaper’s breaking news desk.
Charlene Santiago is a senior at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication minoring in Spanish and Latino studies. Through the Dow Jones News Fund she will be interning in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and La Estrella producing multimedia content in Spanish and English.
Divya Thirunagari is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, with a BS in journalism and minors in Integrated Marketing Communications and Psychology. She will be interning at the International Center for Journalists in Washington D.C. and contributing work regarding communications and public relations, thanks to the Dow Jones News Fund.
Tess Vrbin is a rising senior at the University of Missouri, where she is pursuing a degree in multimedia investigative journalism and minors in Spanish, English and political science. She will be interning at the Kansas City Star via the Dow Jones News Fund.
Austin Westfall is an upcoming senior at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Through the Dow Jones News Fund he will be producing digital content for Hawaii News Now in Honolulu.