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.

2022 Fellows

Leah Campbell

Leah Campbell
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2022

Leah Campbell is a fellow at Inside Climate News based in Boston. She’s currently in MIT’s Graduate Program in Science Writing specializing in environmental and climate journalism. Previously, she worked as a research assistant at the University of North Carolina studying flood survivor advocacy, hazard mitigation planning and post-hurricane recovery. She also worked in the environmental nonprofit sector in California on citizen science projects and statewide policy around climate resilience and water quality. She’s all-but-dissertation in environmental planning and has a B.S. in Geology and Geophysics from Yale University.

Ariel Gans

Ariel Gans
Northwestern University
2022

Ariel Gans is a graduate student at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, specializing in politics, policy and foreign affairs reporting. She received a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Society & Environment from the University of California, Berkeley. Her work has appeared in USA Today, OpenSecrets, Sierra Magazine, UPI and the Bay City Beacon.

Julie Margolin

Julie Margolin
Baruch College
2022

Julie Margolin is a third-year Macaulay Honors student at Baruch College where she studies Statistics & Quantitative Modeling with minors in Business Law and Interdisciplinary New York City studies. She is a Jeannette K. Watson Fellow and a Baruch Climate Scholar, both giving her opportunities to engage in research endeavors and internships related to climate change. Most recently, she interned for the World Resources Institute conducting research on sustainable investing and physical climate risk. She also worked with the CUNY Institute for Demographic Research on a climate scenario extension project. Julie is passionate about solving the climate crisis, especially through sustainable business and financial practices. She hopes to work in climate finance or sustainability reporting upon graduation.

Quratulain Tejani

Quratulain Tejani
New York University
2022

Quratulain Tejani is a fellow at Inside Climate News. She is a graduate student enrolled in NYU’s multimedia journalism program, focusing on climate and environmental justice reporting. In 2005-06, she had the opportunity to participate in Hurricane Katrina relief efforts on the Gulf of Mexico, where she was impacted by the devastation extreme weather events have on coastal communities. Climate and environmental justice became her passion since then, but it was only recently when she started reporting on it. Quratulain has covered air quality issues and locust infestation impacting food security in Pakistan for Global Voices. As a Climate Tracker fellow, she has reported on the effects brackish water has on urban women and their health in Karachi.

Alumni

2021 Fellows

Tigist Ashaka
Hampton University
2021

Daelin Brown
Hampton University
2021

Haley Dunleavy
American Association for the Advancement of Science
2021

Delger Erdenesanaa
New York University
2021

Brahmjot Kaur
The City College of New York
2021

Stacy Kim
Baruch College
2021

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

Anne Marshall-Chalmers
UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
2021

Cela Migan
University of Missouri-Columbia
2021

Sam Palca
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
2021

Elena Shao
Stanford University
2021

2020 Fellows

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