In the summer of 2009 I earned a fellowship through the Kaiser Family Foundation to report on health issues in New Orleans. I worked as a reporter for the Times-Picayune on the city desk and covered a variety topics from education to weather. My main focus was to file heath stories, but I also had several opportunities to cover a variety of beats. Below are some links to some of my favorite stories out of the 27 bylines I produced over the summer. Ignore the misprinted bylines on NOLA.com– I reported and wrote all of these stories but the T-P has an error in its website.
Hispanics in New Orleans are Hurting for Health Care
– This is the longest enterprise story that I worked on for four weeks while I was interning. I was able to do interviews in Spanish which was really fun.
Barber Promotes Healthy Living, Health Hair
LSU Researcher Strives to Aid Mental Health Patients By Studying Rats, Drugged Flies
Location to Feature Flu Shots, Not Filets
Discovery of Body in Hotel Leaves Residents Uprooted