Fellows & Fellowships

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.

Application Open: 2021-2022 Fellowships

To learn more about the fellowship program, and how to apply, please contact us.

2021 Fellows

Tigist Ashaka

Tigist Ashaka
Hampton University
2021

Tigist Ashaka is an environmental justice fellow at Inside Climate News based in Hampton, Virginia. She is a junior at Hampton University studying journalism with an emphasis in political science. She is the social media manager at The Hampton Script and also writes for the Lifestyle and Opinions section.

Daelin Brown

Daelin Brown
Hampton University
2021

Daelin Brown is an environmental justice fellow at Inside Climate News based in Philadelphia. She will be a senior at Hampton University studying Journalism with an emphasis in creative writing. She writes for the Local and World section for the Hampton Script.

Haley Dunleavy

Haley Dunleavy
American Association for the Advancement of Science
2021

Haley Dunleavy is a Ralph W. F. Hardy Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science at Inside Climate News. She graduated with her Ph.D. in Biology and a Science Communication certificate from Northern Arizona University in 2021. Haley has spent much of her science career researching the impacts of climate change on Arctic tundra. Concurrent with her dissertation, she became involved in science outreach, serving as a McAllister Program in Community, Culture and the Environment Fellow with the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society as well as writing for the Long-term Ecological Research Network. Haley lives in with her husband and dog Junebug in Anchorage, Alaska.

Delger Erana

Delger Erdenesanaa
New York University
2021

Delger Erdenesanaa is a fellow at Inside Climate News focused on environmental justice. She’s based in New York City and is a graduate student at New York University’s Science, Health & Environmental Reporting Program. Before becoming a journalist, Delger worked in international environmental policy and volunteered as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Utah. She studied Earth and oceanographic science at Bowdoin College.

Brahmjot Kaur

Brahmjot Kaur
The City College of New York
2021

Brahmjot Kaur is an environmental justice fellow for Inside Climate News. She recently graduated from The City College of New York with a BA in political science and journalism. During her final semester, Brahmjot participated in the Semester in DC program at City College and was a public policy intern for the National Disability Rights Network. Brahmjot also worked at City College’s student-run publication, The Campus, for three years and previously interned for Gothamist as an editorial intern. She covered the mayor of NYC announcing a ban on plastic foodware and a climate protest where over 60 people were arrested. She further learned about environmental justice while volunteering with the New York Public Interest Research Group. Brahmjot currently resides on Long Island, New York.

Stacy Kim

Stacy Kim
Baruch College
2021

Stacy Kim is a fourth-year student at Baruch College where she is studying journalism and creative writing. She is the recipient of the Baruch Climate Scholars research scholarship, which has allowed her to engage in research on climate issues in developing countries, public policy and natural sciences. She also volunteers at Jesus Love House Mission, with the goal of empowering those who were cut off from society to see themselves as members of the community. Her desire to help people at a disadvantage stems from her goal of solving climate impacts on low-income people. Upon completion of her studies, she intends to apply to law school to further her knowledge of environmental law and become a lawyer who—on the side of the weak—provides nature standing at courts.

Katie Livingstone

Katie Livingstone
Washington Program of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism
2021

Katie Livingstone is an Editorial Fellow at Inside Climate News. A recent graduate of Medill with an MSJ in politics, policy and foreign affairs, her work has appeared in Foreign Policy Magazine, UPI, Military.com, Education Week and more. Along with over a decade of writing experience, she brings a global perspective to her coverage with expert knowledge in gender politics and Mediterranean affairs. After she earned a B.A. in political science from Wellesley College, she taught English for several years in Italy. Then, she earned a Master of Arts in Gender Studies from Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, where she spearheaded public awareness campaigns for gender equality. Later, she became a Fulbright Fellow directing a social theater and public awareness campaign in Albania. Before entering Medill, Katie founded a company, Sassovivente, providing cause marketing and content services while living in Portugal. She speaks five languages and currently lives in Washington, D.C.

Anne Marshall-Chalmers
UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
2021

Anne Marshall-Chalmers is a fellow from the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism at Inside Climate News. She has spent much of her writing and reporting career in Kentucky and Tennessee but recently moved back home to California to pursue a master’s degree in journalism from UC Berkeley. Anne’s interests include agriculture, climate change, social justice and health. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, NPR, Atlas Obscura, Cal Matters, Nashville Public Radio and Louisville Magazine. Anne lives with her husband, two small children and a puppy named “Peaches” near Berkeley.

Cela Migan
University of Missouri-Columbia
2021

Cela Migan is an intern at Inside Climate News. She is a junior at the University of Missouri-Columbia studying journalism with an emphasis in social media and audience strategy. She wrote weekly opinion columns centering on social justice, sustainability, pop culture and social media’s impact for the university’s newspaper, The Maneater. Cela also served as the PR Chair for the Asian American Association on campus and now serves as the Internal Vice President.

Sam Palca

Sam Palca
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
2021

Sam Palca is a fellow at Inside Climate News focused on politics and policy. He recently graduated from the University of Minnesota: Twin Cities with a BA in Journalism.

Elena Shao

Elena Shao
Stanford University
2021

Elena Shao is a fellow at Inside Climate News reporting on environmental justice. She’s based in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a graduate student in Stanford University’s journalism program. You can also find her work in CalMatters, the San Francisco Chronicle, and The Wall Street Journal.

Alumni

Ilana Cohen
Harvard University
2020

Julia Kane
UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
2020

Maddie Kornfeld
Newmark School of Journalism
2020

Jonathan Moens
New York University
2020

Lili Pike
New York University Journalism Institute
2020

Nicole Pollack
Middlebury College
2020

Leto Sapunar
New York University
2020

Abby Weiss
Syracuse University
2020