Caitlin Cruz

“News21 is an unforgettable experience. It’s one thing to work with editors of this caliber but to also work with such passionate and talented peers on stories of such impact is incredible. This year’s investigation let me grow journalistically by exploring issues of gender and community through text and photographs.”

Caitlin Cruz, a Women & Philanthropy News21 Fellow, is a senior in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, where she is completing concurrent bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism. She is executive editor of The State Press, the ASU independent student newspaper, where she previously served as editor-in-chief and worked in other editing and reporting roles. She also interned at the New Orleans Times-Picayune. For News21, Cruz reported on issues affecting women, particularly military sexual trauma, and the impact of the military and veterans on the community of Leesville, La.