Alina Panek is an Emma Bowen Foundation Fellow at Report for America. Based in Chicago, she recently graduated from Denison University, where she studied communication and narrative journalism. Alina won a President's Medal for her leadership, academic success and contribution to cross-cultural engagement, which includes editor of the college newspaper and founding a first-generation student professional and social network. She previously worked with CBS Chicago for several summers as an Emma Bowen fellow and recently finished a metro desk internship with the Columbus Dispatch. Deeply interested in both journalism and nonprofit work, she is excited to learn more and develop her skills at Report for America.