Medill News Service Reporters

Emily Anderson Stern

Emily Anderson Stern is a graduate student in Northwestern University’s Medill Investigative Lab. She earned bachelor degrees in communication and Middle East studies from the University of Utah, where she served as executive editor of the student newspaper, The Daily Utah Chronicle. While she was an undergraduate, Emily interned with KUER and The Salt Lake Tribune; she also worked as a stringer for the Associated Press. She was most recently an editor and education reporter at the Standard-Examiner in Ogden, Utah. Emily covers education for the Medill News Service.

@emilyreanderson

Jordan Anderson

Jordan Anderson is a graduate student at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism in the Medill Investigative Lab specialization. She earned her bachelor’s degree in editing, writing and media at Florida State University. During her undergraduate career, she worked for the FSView & Florida Flambeau, a USA Today Network college newspaper. She also interned for the Tallahassee Democrat and Tallahassee Magazine. Before coming to Medill, Jordan produced radio and television stories for broadcast on WFSU Public Media, an NPR and PBS member station. She covers immigration and demographics for the Medill News Service.

@byjnanderson

Caty Buchaniec

Catherine Buchaniec is a graduate student at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, where she specializes in Politics, Policy and Foreign Affairs. She interned with The Capitol Forum and the Medill Investigative Lab. She covers national security for the Medill News Service.

@caty_buchaniec

Quinn Clark

Quinn Clark is a graduate student in the Medill School of Journalism’s investigative lab. Quinn received her undergraduate degree in Writing for New Media from Mount Mary University where she was the editor in chief of the student magazine. Quinn was a freelance reporter and photographer in Milwaukee covering grassroots activism and local politics. Quinn covers education for the Medill News Service.

@Quinn_A_Clark

Courtney Degen

Courtney Degen is a graduate student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and a part of the Politics, Policy and Foreign Affairs specialization. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As an undergraduate student, she also worked as a reporter for the Madison Commons, a local news source centered on community issues. She covers politics for the Medill News Service.

@c_degen725

Cristobella Durrette

Cristobella Durrette is a graduate student at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, where she specializes in Politics, Policy and Foreign Affairs. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing and studio art with honors from the University of Houston. Outside the classroom, she interned with Houston Public Media, the city’s NPR affiliate. She covers the environment for the Medill News Service.

@crist0bella

Ariel Gans

Ariel Gans is a graduate student at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, specializing in Politics, Policy and Foreign Affairs reporting. Ariel interns for OpenSecrets, where she reports on money in politics and investigates its effect on elections and policy. She received a BA in Political Science and a BS in Society & Environment from the University of California, Berkeley. She covers business and finance for the Medill News Service.

@ArielRGans

Katherine Huggins

Katherine Huggins is a graduate journalism student specializing in Politics, Policy and Foreign Affairs. She graduated from The New School in New York in May, where she earned a Bachelor’s in Journalism + Design. She previously worked as an editor and producer for Public Seminar, and as an editorial intern for uPolitics. She works as a part-time writer at Mediaite and she covers business for the Medill News Service.

@katherinehuggi

Annie Klingenberg

Annie Klingenberg is a graduate student at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism specializing in politics and broadcast. She recently graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a double major in political science and communication. She covers politics for the Medill News Service.

@itsanniekling

Jeannie Kopstein

Jeannie Michele Kopstein is a graduate student at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism specializing in Politics, Policy and Foreign Affairs. She recently graduated from the University of San Diego with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing with a minor in Communication Studies. She has considerable experience with video reporting, documentary film and campaign communications. She covers politics for the Medill News Service.

@Jeannie_Michele

Michael Korsh

Michael Korsh is a graduate student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in the Medill Investigative Lab specialization. He graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in June 2021 with a bachelor of science degree in journalism and a minor in psychology. During his undergraduate career, he interned for Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Injustice Watch, the Medill Investigative Lab and Moment Magazine; he also was print managing editor of the North by Northwestern student newsmagazine. He covers business and technology for the Medill News Service.

@michael_korsh

Jonathan Lehrfeld

Jonathan Lehrfeld is a graduate student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism specializing in Politics, Policy & Foreign Affairs. He is based in Washington, D.C. Jonathan received his undergraduate degree in International Affairs from The George Washington University. He also works with Mosheh Oinounou, the former Executive Producer of CBS Evening News, for his news Instagram account @mosheh. He currently covers business & tech for Medill News Service.

@lehrfeld_media

Andrew Marquardt

Andrew Marquardt is a graduate student at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism. Andrew graduated from Northwestern University, where he studied journalism and history. He has experience in journalism covering oil and natural gas markets for Bloomberg News, and breaking news for Fortune Magazine. He covers health and science for the Medill News Service.

Isabel Miller

Isabel Miller is a graduate student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism with a focus on Politics, Policy and Foreign Affairs. Before coming to Medill, she was a journalism student at Southern Illinois University Carbondale with experiences in photojournalism and media. She focuses on how political issues affect rural communities for the Medill News Service.

Zoya Mirza

Zoya Mirza is a graduate student at the Medill School of Journalism. She specializes in Politics, Policy and Foreign Affairs. Zoya received her undergraduate degree from Sarah Lawrence College, with a year spent abroad at the University of Oxford, concentrating in Political Science, Global History and Journalism. Her past experiences include news reporting and writing, editorial work in book publishing, and conducting political analysis for NGOs and think tanks. She covers national security for the Medill News Service.

Julia Mueller

Julia Mueller is a graduate student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, specializing in Politics, Policy and Foreign Affairs. She earned her BA in journalism from the University of Oregon Clark Honors College, with minors in French, English and creative writing. She was managing editor and co-author of the investigative reporting book, “Classroom 15,” published this January and featured in the New York Times. She covers politics for the Medill News Service.

Allison Novelo

Allison Novelo is a graduate student at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, where she specializes in Politics, Policy and Foreign Affairs. Prior to coming to Medill, she attended the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign where she studied economics and political science. Additionally, she is currently serving in the National Guard as a Public Affairs Specialist. She covers health and science for the Medill News Service.
 

Hannah Schoenbaum

Hannah Schoenbaum is a graduate student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in the Politics, Policy and Foreign Affairs program. Prior to Medill, Hannah earned her Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Boston University and worked as the Massachusetts State House Correspondent for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. She is a proud member of NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists. She covers politics for the Albany Times Union and the Medill News Service.

@H_Schoenbaum

Julia Shapero

Julia Shapero is a graduate student at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, specializing in Politics, Policy and Foreign Affairs reporting. She received a bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in neuroscience from UCLA. She covers national security for the Medill News Service.

@JuliaShapero

Dhivya Sridar

Dhivya Sridar (she/her) is a graduate journalism student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and a reporter for the Medill News Service in Washington D.C. covering immigration. Her journalistic interests include investigative journalism, with a focus on print journalism. Dhivya is also currently in between her third and fourth years of medical school at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. She hopes to combine her experiences in medicine and investigative journalism to expose structural injustices in health care and beyond.

@DhivyaSridar