Victoria Rossi covers the status of women in El Paso, Texas for El Paso Matters, a nonprofit investigative news outlet. Previously, she worked as a research fellow for a UCLA School of Law data project, where she investigated state prisons thought to be undercounting COVID-19 deaths. Rossi spent the summer of 2019 in El Paso documenting conditions among asylum seekers returned to Ciudad Juárez, Mexico under the U.S. government’s Migrant Protection Protocols. Originally from Houston, Rossi has covered education and health at the Napa Valley Register, earning her two awards from the California Newspaper Publishers Association, and has reported in Latin America and South Asia. She holds a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and a master’s in public policy from The University of Texas at Austin.