David Mamaril Horowitz

David Mamaril Horowitz covers education at the Bowling Green Daily News in Kentucky. Before joining Report for America, Horowitz covered local news as a freelancer in San Francisco, where he wrote hundreds of articles for outlets such as Mission Local, the San Francisco Examiner, and Hoodline. He is a recent graduate of Lede, the professional program for data journalism at Columbia University. As a tech reporter at Mission Local, he wrote an investigation on pay and transparency at ride-hail companies that went viral. A week later, Uber improved the transparency shortcoming Horowitz had highlighted. In his free time, he learns Spanish and wrangles data for the Data Liberation Project.

Paul C. Kelly Campos

Paul C. Kelly Campos covers democracy and community engagement for The Public's Radio in Rhode Island. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Campos is a writer, poet and translator of Irish and Nicaraguan descent. His bilingual work has appeared in NPR’s Next Generation Radio, The Washington Post, KQED Forum, KALW, Prism, The Golden Gate Xpress, Seen and Heard, The San Franciscan, and Borderless magazine. He graduated from SF State with a B.A. in journalism and a minor in English literature in 2021. In his spare time he can be found consuming pupusas, reading poetry, or playing with his cat 'Dr. Otto Octavious Phd.' all while “The Damned” plays loudly in the background.

Emily Small

Emily Small does accountability reporting on economic disparities and health and human services issues for Door County Knock. She had bee a freelance journalist reporting on county government and local impacts of national issues like substance use disorder and labor shortages for Door County Knock and the Washington Island Observer. She received a first-place Wisconsin Newspaper Association award for Feature Writing in 2023. Small started in journalism as a staff writer and assistant editor for the Washington Island Observer, covering local government, business, features, and writing a bi-weekly personal column. She has a bachelor's degree in English literature and gender studies from Carthage College.

Rachel Spacek

Rachel Spacek is an investigative reporter who covers migrant labor and equity issues in the Pacific Northwest for investigateWest. Spacek joins InvestigateWest from Boise, Idaho, where she covered Latino affairs, housing, homelessness and local government for the Idaho Statesman. She has received commendations from the Idaho Press Club for her work. Spacek's previous experiences include business reporting as an intern at the Los Angeles Times and covering community news for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Spacek began her journalism career at the University of Nevada, Reno, working for the college newspaper, where she met her college sweetheart and now fiancé, Ryan.

Fernando Figueroa

Fernando Figueroa covers the environment and climate change for The Ithaca Voice in NY. Figueroa previously worked as the environment beat reporter at The Independent Florida Alligator covering local protests, hurricanes, and the University of Florida administrative transition's implications on university climate policy. He also worked at WUFT covering Florida's water quality, Gainesville's regenerative agriculture, and sustainable architecture. Figueroa grew up in Venezuela and is fluent in Spanish. Outside of the newsroom, he loves to cook for his friends and will never miss an opportunity to dance.

Rose Schnabel

Rose Schnabel covers agriculture, water, and climate in North Central Florida at WUFT News. Before joining Report for America, Schnabel worked as a bilingual AAAS Mass Media Fellow at El Nuevo Día in San Juan, Puerto Rico, covering science and the environment. She holds undergraduate degrees in biology and Spanish from Indiana University, where she completed an honors thesis on the rhetoric of science in the 1950s birth control trials in Puerto Rico. During her time at Indiana, Schnabel worked as a science writer for their College and led the online creative content team of their undergraduate academic journal.

Gabriel Sandoval

Gabriel Sandoval covers laws, policies and news emanating from the Arizona Legislature. Arizona has long been an epicenter of the immigration debate in America and has also become a crucial swing state. This reporter covers the politics of the state with a particular emphasis on Latino voters, along with the border and immigration. Before joining AP, Sandoval was a research reporter at ProPublica, contributing to local and national investigations. He also covered politics and housing issues in Brooklyn and Queens for The City, a local news nonprofit. He has taught classes on advanced research techniques at his alma mater, CUNY's Newmark Graduate School of Journalism. Born and raised in San Diego, he is fluent in Spanish.

Santiago Ochoa

Santiago Ochoa is a bilingual journalist covering health care at WFDD and La Noticia in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Before joining WFDD, Ochoa covered healthcare access at the Yakima-Herald Republic in Yakima, Washington for Report for America. Ochoa began his journalism career at the Flint Beat in Flint, Michigan, covering the city’s Latino population—and won top honors in the Michigan Press Association’s feature category. Ochoa studied at the University of Michigan-Flint, where he was editor-in-chief of the school’s paper, The Michigan Times. When he’s not working, Ochoa enjoys cross-country trips on his motorcycle, photography and going to the movies.

Harshawn Ratanpal

Before joining KBIA and the Missouri School of Journalism, Ratanpal covered money in politics at OpenSecrets, tracking campaign finance and lobbying data. At the Missouri School of Journalism, he covered local government, homelessness and the state legislature for mid-Missouri’s NPR member station KBIA and the Columbia Missourian. He was also the news director of KCOU, the campus student-run radio station. He holds a bachelor’s in journalism and a Bachelor of Science in economics. His first real-world gig was interning for his hometown newspaper, The San Diego Union-Tribune. He started his career in the 7th grade, writing for his school paper, the PawPrints. In his free time, Ratanpal makes music, lifts weights and climbs rocks.

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.