Adria Watson covers education for The Connecticut Mirror. Watson graduated from California State University, Sacramento in May 2020, where she studied journalism. She interned at The Marshall Project and CalMatters, and has covered a range of topics including criminal justice and the needs of student parents. At Sac State, she worked on the award-winning student publication The State Hornet and published work in The Sacramento Bee. Watson got her start in journalism while attending community college in the Bay Area. As a student at Los Medanos College, she was the managing editor and editor-in-chief for the student-run publication the Experience. Watson proudly grew up in Oakland, California.
Beat: Education issues in Connecticut
This reporter covers a wide range of education issues in Connecticut, a state with a reputation for having the best K-12 schools in the country—and the largest achievement gaps between students from low-income families and their neighbors. She’ll focus on finding and describing how K-12 and college students are directly and indirectly impacted by state policies, proposed legislation and decision-making. The beat will include a balance of daily stories and enterprise work.