Caity Coyne is a Galloway Fellow reporting for the Charleston Gazette-Mail with Report for America, part of the Appalachian Reporting Project which is made possible by the Galloway Family Foundation. Coyne was the editor-in-chief of West Virginia University’s award winning, independent student newspaper, the Daily Athanaeum, and a reporting intern at the Charleston Gazette-Mail. Coyne is originally from San Diego, CA, but she found a home in West Virginia as a student. As a Galloway Fellow, Caity reports on the state’s southern coalfields for the Gazette-Mail. She has tenaciously covered a statewide teachers’ strike and featured a once-booming coal town that may be forced to dissolve as a municipality.