Yana Kunichoff

Yana Kunichoff will be reporting on how Southern Arizona communities address systemic challenges in education, equity, environment, voting, and urban planning. Previously, Yana was a freelance reporter and documentary producer currently, where she most recently covered education for the Arizona Republic. Yana has also covered education for Chalkbeat Chicago, worked as a special projects editor for the Migratory Notes immigration newsletter, produced a feature-length documentary on the experience of elderly prisoners in Illinois jails, and worked as an editor at The Moscow Times. She holds a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor's in politics and sociology from Durham University.

Arizona Luminaria

Arizona Luminaria is a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom that publishes news content with local heart and state/national context. Our stories serve readers who want to participate in civic life, hold people in power to account and understand complex issues. We center our borderland's diverse communities, providing coverage in English and Spanish.