Winter/Spring 2022 MIL Team

Emily Anderson Stern

Emily Anderson Stern is a graduate student in the Medill Investigative Lab at Northwestern University. While at Medill, she has had bylines in The Washington Post, United Press International, Albany Times Union and South Side Weekly, and has written for and assisted in news deserts research under the Medill Local News Initiative. She previously worked as an education reporter and night and weekend editor at the Standard-Examiner in Utah. During her time there, Emily was invited onto ESPN’s The Right Time with Bomani Jones to speak about her reporting on a school that allowed parents to opt their students out of Black history instruction. Emily worked as a stringer covering the 2018 midterm elections for the Associated Press and has interned with The Salt Lake Tribune and KUER. She has bachelor’s degrees in communication and Middle East studies from the University of Utah. While there, Emily led the school’s student newspaper, The Daily Utah Chronicle, as well as its student-run outdoor recreation publication, Wasatch Magazine. She has won numerous awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Press Association and the Associated Collegiate Press. Emily has accepted a position as a statewatch reporter for The Salt Lake Tribune and will continue to work as a fellow for the Investigative Lab following graduation.

Michael Korsh
Data reporter

Michael Korsh is a graduate student in the Medill Investigative Lab specialization of the MSJ program, focusing on data-driven journalism. He received his BSJ from the Medill School of Journalism in 2021, where he earned the Medill Valedictorian Award. He has held internships at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Injustice Watch, the Medill Investigative Lab and Moment Magazine. While at Medill, he also served as Print Managing Editor of North by Northwestern student newsmagazine. You can view his portfolio of work at

Eva Herscowitz

Eva Herscowitz is a junior at Northwestern University studying journalism and American Studies. She has reported on prison gardening programs for the Crime Report, Washington, D.C.’s digital divide for the Hill Rag, student protests for the Daily Northwestern, and the Iowa caucuses for North by Northwestern Magazine. She has bylines in the Washington Post, Next City, and Planet Forward. Eva has served as a research assistant for professors Peter Slevin and Deborah Cohen, and works as a writing tutor for Northwestern undergraduates. This summer, she will intern at the Investigative Reporting Workshop.

Jordan Anderson

Jordan Anderson is a graduate student at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism. She began her journalism career at Florida State University’s independent student newspaper, the FSView & Florida Flambeau. There, she led coverage on a fatal hazing incident and the Tallahassee yoga studio shooting. The Florida native has produced radio and television programs airing on WFSU Public Media, a PBS and NPR member station. Her work has also appeared in the Tallahassee Democrat, Tallahassee Magazine and Tampa Bay Times. You can follow her @byjnanderson on Twitter.

Hannah Feuer

Hannah Feuer is a junior at Northwestern University studying journalism and economics. She has served as an editor and senior reporter for Northwestern’s award-winning student run newspaper, The Daily Northwestern. She broke the news that dining workers had voted to authorize a strike, covered former presidential candidate Andrew Yang speaking on campus, and wrote a fact check of a University press release that led Northwestern to update their website with a correction. She has also interned for Moment Magazine, where she covered protests at the U.S. Supreme Court and Capitol in Washington, D.C., and the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle, where she covered the local Jewish community’s response to the pandemic. She will intern at Reporters Without Borders this summer, advocating for freedom of the press. View her work here and here

Linus Hoeller

Reporter and photographer

Linus Hoeller is a reporter and rising senior at Northwestern University, where he is completing a triple major in journalism, political science and international studies. Some of his previous work has appeared in the Washington Post, Military Times and UPI, and Linus has been a reporter with the German Märkische Allgemeine Zeitung since 2014.

Driven by a particular interest in stories at the intersection of international relations, human rights and conflict, Linus combines text, photo and video reporting to break down complex topics and bring a spotlight to neglected or overlooked issues. Previously, he has published stories bringing an exclusive look into North Korean daily life, how the German funeral industry has dealt with COVID-19, worked as a photojournalist at countless large protests, and done election reporting in four countries and three different languages.  

You can add Linus on Twitter and Instagram with the handle @linus_at.

Michelle Liu

Michelle Liu is a fourth-year undergraduate student at Northwestern University studying journalism and legal studies. She has interned for WNYC’s weekday radio news show The Takeaway and political magazine Washington Monthly. In her home country Taiwan, Michelle was an intern for Formosa Television, one of the nation’s largest national news television stations, where she reported in both English and Mandarin. On campus, she was an editor and staff writer for student news magazine North by Northwestern.

Henry Roach

Henry Roach is a sophomore at Northwestern University studying journalism, gender and sexuality studies and creative nonfiction. He previously reported as a Field Foundation fellow for the Windy City Times, Chicago’s LGBTQ+ publication, where he focused on LGBTQ+ people of color. He also contributed to the Windy City Times Trans Omnibus Project remembering trans women who lost their lives to violence in the past 10 years. Henry has written for The Daily Northwestern, Northwestern’s award-winning student run newspaper, and Scene + Heard, Northwestern’s arts and culture magazine. Across his journalistic and academic writing, Henry focuses on queerness, sexuality and transgender life. This summer, he will research transgender young adult novels through a Northwestern summer undergraduate research grant. You can follow him on Twitter @ItsHenryRoach.

Dhivya Sridar

Reporter and photographer

Dhivya Sridar is a graduate journalism student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and a reporter for the Medill News Service in Washington, D.C., covering immigration. Her journalistic interests include investigative journalism, with a focus on print journalism. Dhivya is also currently in between her third and fourth years of medical school at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. She hopes to combine her experiences in medicine and investigative journalism to expose structural injustices in health care and beyond. She has been published in Documented NY, Sojourners Magazine and more.

Grace Wu

Reporter and video journalist

Grace Wu is a third-year undergraduate Northwestern student studying journalism, art history, economics and legal studies. She currently works in the Medill Investigative Lab as both a print and video journalist. She appreciates the power of social justice-oriented storytelling in advancing actionable change in society and hopes that her cohort’s stories will result in policy reform at the U.S. federal level and internationally. This summer, she will engage in research regarding the economical impact of Ukrainian refugees and continue reporting for the Investigative Lab.

Quinn Clark

Quinn Clark is a graduate student in the Medill Investigative Lab. While at Medill, she has had bylines in TheGrio, the Spokesman-Review and Sojourners. Quinn graduated from Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she was the editor-in-chief of the student magazine, Arches. In Milwaukee, she worked as a freelance reporter and photographer covering local politics and grassroots activism. She has received awards from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, the Milwaukee Press Club, the Associated Collegiate Press and the College Media Association. After graduation, Quinn will work as a community reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 

Debbie Cenziper

Debbie Cenziper is an associate professor and the director of investigative reporting at Medill. She also oversees the Medill Investigative Lab. Besides teaching, Cenziper is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and nonfiction author who writes for The Washington Post. She spent three years at The George Washington University before joining the faculty of Medill.

Over the years, Cenziper’s investigative stories have exposed wrongdoing, prompted Congressional hearings and led to changes in federal and local laws. In her classes at Medill, Cenziper and her students focus on social justice investigative reporting.

Cenziper has won dozens of awards in American print journalism, including the Robert F. Kennedy Award for reporting about human rights and the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting from Harvard University. She received the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 at The Miami Herald for a series of stories about corrupt affordable housing developers who were stealing from the poor. A year before that, she was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for stories about dangerous breakdowns in the nation’s hurricane-tracking system.

Cenziper is a frequent speaker at universities, writing conferences and book events. Her first book, “Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality,” (William Morrow, 2016) was named one of the most notable books of the year by The Washington Post. Her second book, “Citizen 865: The Hunt for Hitler’s Hidden Soldiers in America,” was released by Hachette Books in November 2019.

Cenziper is based on Medill’s Washington, D.C. campus, working with undergraduate and graduate students on investigative stories.