Sarah Volpenhein reports for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel where she focuses on the ethnic communities in Wisconsin, such as Native American and Hmong peoples. The focus for this reporter is less geographically oriented, and more critically focuses on diasporas that exist throughout Milwaukee and other parts of the state. Previously Volpenheim reported for the Marion Star in Marion, Ohio, covering business, the courts, and government accountability. She is an Investigative Reporters and Editors member who enjoys working with data. She won several awards from the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors for her reporting in Marion. Before joining the Star in 2017, she was criminal justice reporter for the Grand Forks Herald in North Dakota, where she won first place North Dakota Newspaper Association awards for her reporting on the local jail and her breaking news coverage of a train collision with a school bus. She graduated from Ohio University in 2014 with degrees in journalism and Spanish. For the latter, she completed a study abroad program in Cuenca, Ecuador.
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