🌐 Albuquerque, New Mexico
Theresa worked as the editor of the Kemmerer Gazette in rural Wyoming for two years. Her work on the Bears Ears National Monument controversy in southern Utah earned awards from the National Newspaper Association, the Associated Press of Utah-Idaho-Spokane, the Utah Press Association and the Utah Society of Professional Journalists. Her coverage of the coal mining industry in southwest Wyoming earned awards from the Wyoming Press Association. As a student at Brigham Young University, she was the deputy editor at The Universe, the student-run publication. She grew up in the Texas Hill Country.
Water and environmental issues in New Mexico
Theresa will cover the environment, in particular, the use of public lands, water resources and drought. How are water shortages, dry forest conditions and other environmental factors affecting residents, and what can be done or is being done to remedy the situations? She will report to the city editor, who will help with the development of sources and story ideas, and travel within New Mexico to interview and photograph sources or conditions. In some cases, a member of the Journal’s photographic staff will accompany Theresa on assignment.