Emma Bowen Foundation Fellow Nik Popli is a fourth-year student at the University of Virginia studying Media Policy & Ethics, Government and Social Entrepreneurship. At UVA, he serves as Editor-in-Chief and President of The Cavalier Daily – a nationally ranked, independent, student-run newspaper serving the University and Charlottesville communities since 1890. As EIC, he manages a staff of over 400 student volunteers and oversees the paper's long-term strategic planning and financial management. Nik has also written numerous articles about issues important to students and is the recipient of the 2019 Virginia Press Association’s first-place award in investigative reporting for writing about his discovery of blackface history in old UVA yearbooks. As an Emma Bowen Foundation Fellow, Nik is passionate about increasing newsroom diversity and is a strong advocate for expanding coverage of underrepresented communities and issues during this important time in our nation's history.