Katie Surma is a Roy W. Howard fellow at Inside Climate News focusing on environmental justice. Before joining ICN, she worked at the Chicago Tribune, the Arizona Republic and practiced law, specializing in commercial litigation and international rule of law. Katie has a master’s degree in investigative journalism from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, an LLM from ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, a J.D. from Duquesne University, and was a History of Art and Architecture major at the University of Pittsburgh. Katie lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, Jim Crowell.