Meet the 2021 Staff

Kinsey Crowley is an MSJ student at Northwestern Medill specializing in social justice. She is currently an investigative reporting intern at the Chicago Tribune and a research fellow at the Emmett Till & Mamie Till-Mobley Institute under Northwestern associate professor Christopher Benson. She hopes to work for a city news publication after graduation, and her beat interests include business and economics, urban development, and race and ethnicity. She holds a B.A. in Politics and Economics from New York University and came to journalism school after an early career in media partnerships, events, and marketing at organizations such as The Wing, The LGBT Center, and Priori Legal. Outside of school, she is an active member of the Chicago Latin dance community.

Hadley Green is a breaking news video editor at The Washington Post. Prior to joining the Post, Hadley worked as a staff photographer at The Salem News, a local newspaper in her home state of Massachusetts and freelanced as a visual journalist for a range of clients, including The New York Times, The Atlantic, Global Post and WBUR, Boston’s NPR News Station. Hadley holds an M.A. degree in Visual Communication at the University of North Carolina (UNC) – Chapel Hill, where she was a Roy H. Park Fellow. At the Post, Hadley produces videos on national and international news stories, with an eye on women, gender and reproductive justice. Hadley’s visual journalism work has been recognized by the White House News Photographers Association, the Northern Short Course Contest, the Boston Press Photographers Association and the College Photographers of the Year Contest.

Nataly Joseph is a journalism major studying at the Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism at USC, and is expected to graduate in Spring 2023. She is pursuing journalistic reporting, writing, podcasting and broadcasting, and is currently working at Annenberg Media as a USC desk editor and a co-host of the Match Volume Podcast. When she’s not writing, she loves to read Joan Didion and watch Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Website:

Sarah Luft is a writer, digital storyteller, and lifelong learner who you’ll find experimenting in the kitchen or outside with a book. Sarah has written about mental health for Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, as well as restorative narrative for The Peace Studio. Ever curious about the stories that shape us, she studied human development and literature at the University of Connecticut. Now, as a journalist, Sarah aims to report at the intersection of culture, ecology, and health. She is especially interested in community-centric reporting, audio, and long-form writing. She is currently a brand and community manager at a nonprofit organization supporting kids living with chronic medical conditions. Sarah is an M.A. candidate in the Engagement Journalism program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at City University of New York (CUNY).

Luis Joel Méndez González is a Puerto Rican and LGBTQIA+ journalist with more than 500 bylines in Puerto Rico, Argentina, and the United States. He is an experienced data-driven, investigative and multimedia reporter with an interest in stories about identity, colonialism, and immigration across the Caribbean and Latin America. His passion has led him to work with award-winning investigative teams, such as the Miami Herald’s I-Team, El Nuevo Dia Facts & Investigative Unit, and the Center for Investigative Journalism of Puerto Rico. He´s currently studying a Masters in Information Design and Data Visualization at Northeastern University.

Corey Rose (he/him/his) is an audio producer/reporter from Jacksonville, Florida. His work explores the intersections of Public Health, Culture, Education, and Race/Gender Justice. He’s written, contributed and produced content for KQED, South Florida Gay News, The Poynter Institute, and the Commonwealth Club of California. While conducting research on the effectiveness of early HIV/AIDS campaigns on communities of color, he also directed his university’s first virtual production during the pandemic, and the first in-person production as restrictions were lifted. He is a Facebook Journalism Project Scholar, a proud member of the National Association of Black Journalists, and a first-year audio student at the University of California Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

The Mentors

Jamal Jordan, Brian De Los Santos, Aaron Randle and Jeremiah Rhodes