Alina Panek is an intern at Report for America, reporting to Alison Bethel McKenzie, Director of Corps Excellence. Based in Chicago, she recently graduated from Denison University, where she studied Communication and Narrative Journalism. Alina won a President's medal for her leadership, academic success and contribution to cross-cultural engagement, which includes Editor of the college newspaper and founding a first-generation student professional and social network. She previously worked with CBS Chicago for several summers as an Emma Bowen Fellow and recently finished a metro desk internship with the Columbus Dispatch. Deeply interested in both journalism and nonprofit work, she is excited to learn more and develop her skills at Report for America.
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