Richard Two Bulls

Richard Two Bulls covers ethnic communities for South Dakota Public Television including the state’s nine Native American Reservations. He has spent most of the last decade reporting in Rapid City, South Dakota, for local television stations KOTA Territory News and KEVN Black Hills, a FOX affiliate. Being an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe

Maria Mendez

María Méndez reports for Texas Public Radio from the border city of Laredo where she covers business issues from an area that is now the nation’s top trade hub. She knows Texas well. Mendez has reported on the state’s diverse communities and tumultuous politics through internships at the Austin American-Statesman, The Texas Tribune and The

Dominic Anthony Walsh

Dominic Anthony Walsh reports for Texas Public Radio focusing on the Hill Country region. Walsh knows Texas well. Before his senior year, he reported for TPR, and continued as a stringer in the fall and an intern again in the spring. He covered local arts and culture in San Antonio, a mass casualty shooting, voting

Maria Esquinca

María Esquinca is a reporter for Radio Bilingüe in Fresno, Calif, where she focuses on environmental issues in the San Joaquin Valley. A fronteriza, comfortable on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, she was born in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, and mostly grew up across the Rio Grande in El Paso, Texas. She is an M.F.A

Andrea Pérez Balderrama

Andrea Pérez Balderrama covers the Latino community for KAWC Colorado River Public Media based in Yuma, Ariz. A recent graduate of the University of Michigan, Pérez Balderrama has spent the past four years exploring her passion for journalism and storytelling through a series of internships, classes and leadership positions. She was part of the breaking

Erin McKinstry

Erin McKinstry reports for KCAW in Sitka, Alaska, a city and borough near Juneau with a population under 10,000. McKinstry brings experience to the KCAW post, where she concentrates on Sitka issues. She is an Alaska-based journalist and audio producer who has reported stories for Alaska Public Media, Edible Alaska, The Trace, The Midwest Center

Lexi Peery

Lexi Peery is a reporter for KUER/NPR Utah where she focuses on issues about fast-growing Washington County. Peery is a Salt Lake City native who has been in Southern Utah the past year reporting on all things related to the environment, development and government for The Spectrum & Daily News. She returned to Utah after

Lucia Starbuck

Lucia Starbuck reports for KUNR Public Radio, where she focuses on community reporting and the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic in Reno, Nevada. Starbuck knows the area well. She is from Reno and graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, along with a minor in cinema and media studies.

Riane Roldan

Roldan reports for KUT in Austin, Texas and concentrates on the costs and benefits of suburban growth in Hays County. Roldan covered politics, immigration, and the environment during internships at The Texas Tribune and the Austin American-Statesman. She graduates from Emerson College in May with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and grew up in Miami,

Allyson Ortegon

Allyson Ortegon is working for KUT in Austin, Texas where she covers growth and development in nearby Hays County. Before that, she covered politics and policy, including the 86th Texas Legislature, during fellowships with The Texas Tribune and with Texas NPR affiliate stations. She wrote for The Alcalde, the award-winning alumni magazine published by The