ICN is proud to support the careers of emerging journalists across the country through our fellowship program. Fellows are critical to our reporting efforts, bringing new perspectives and fresh eyes to the work of our newsroom.
To learn more about the fellowship program, and how to apply, please contact us.
2023 Fellows — Summer
University of Richmond
Ananya Chetia is a rising senior at the University of Richmond majoring in journalism with a double minor in English and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Ananya serves as an executive editor for her college newspaper and was a spring intern for Richmond Magazine, a lifestyle magazine in Richmond, Virginia. Before coming to study in the United States, Ananya lived in an oil compound in Saudi Arabia. Her upbringing made her think about how fossil fuels affect the planet and how different communities are more harmed than others by environmental changes. Ananya looks forward to joining an ambitious team of journalists asking the same questions that she has about climate change, global warming and how communities work to fight against or further harm the environment.
Keerti Gopal is a multimedia journalist and summer fellow at Inside Climate News. She graduated from Northwestern University in 2021 and moved to Taiwan for her Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship, where she documented stories of climate action and resilience through photo, film, audio, and written media. In addition to ICN, she’s the Editorial Fellow at the The Lever, a climate fellow at Solutions Journalism Network, and a graduate of One World Media’s Global Short Docs Forum for international filmmakers. Keerti is interested in accountability and investigative reporting, climate and environmental justice, and centering marginalized voices.
Juanita Gordon is a fellow at Inside Climate News. She graduated from Hamilton College, earning a B.A. in Geosciences with a minor in Africana Studies. After her undergraduate studies, she completed a 2022 AmeriCorps service year in New Orleans where she created visual graphics to help explain local government processes. Gordon recently graduated with her M.S. in Journalism at Columbia University where she reported on textile waste, air quality, and local environmental policies.
New York University
Gina Jiménez is a New York-based bilingual journalist focused on environmental health and policy and how they affect disadvantaged communities. She is currently enrolled in the Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program (SHERP) at New York University.
June Kim is a graduate student of Data Journalism at Columbia University, specializing in data-driven reporting on climate and the environment. With prior experience as a broadcast producer for media organizations in the United States and South Korea, she has covered a range of topics including immigration, music and Covid-19. June is passionate about using data creatively to tell compelling stories about the world, particularly focusing on climate technologies, infrastructure and the clean energy transition.
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Lydia Larsen is a 2023 AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellow with Inside Climate News. She’s a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she studied genetics and genomics and life sciences communication. While at UW, Lydia worked as an undergraduate research assistant studying how copepods (tiny crustaceans) adapt to temperature and salinity shifts caused by climate change. She also joined a science communication research group that studied scientific misinformation on social media. Lydia covered the science beat as a writer and editor for The Badger Herald, an independent UW student newspaper.
University of Missouri-Columbia
Moriah McDonald is a second year master’s student studying journalism at University of Missouri-Columbia. Previously, Moriah earned her bachelor’s degree in English literature and her minor in communication studies from Andrews University. Since reading literature about climate change in undergrad, Moriah has interned for the sustainability company SolarFi and is currently working on her master’s research project, which centers around understanding how climate change journalists frame climate change to the general public. Moriah has previous experience working as a news and feature story writer for University Communication and a news editor for the Student Movement newspaper at Andrews University.
Arizona State University
Emma Peterson is an Arizona-based intern at Inside Climate News. Emma will be graduating in the fall with a master’s degree in investigative journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. She went to the University of Arizona for undergrad and received a bachelor’s degree in global journalism and a minor in natural resources. She has experience in the water treatment industry and special interests in western ecosystems and toxicology.