Emily joined Civil Beat in September 2017 after a stint reporting on science and environment at KPCC Southern California Public Radio in Los Angeles. Previously, she covered race and social justice issues for Uptown Radio, a radio broadcast program in New York City. Before that, she lived in Oakland and freelanced at several local news outlets in the San Francisco Bay Area. She’s also lived and reported overseas in Santiago, Chile and Medellin, Colombia.
Emily is a recent graduate of the Toni Stabile program in investigative journalism at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. She also holds a B.A. in political science from Williams College.
Emily left Civil Beat in October 2018.
Still, Marshallese community leaders think it would be better to end all U.S. adoptions from the island nation.
U.S. and Marshall Islands officials say the law clearly bars women from traveling to America to give up babies for adoption. But some attorneys are still taking advantage of lax oversight and willing families.
The wait for a baby, cutbacks in other countries and the cost of adoption in the U.S. prompts some prospective parents into sticky situations.
Adoption advocates, hospital workers, even judges are at a loss when it comes to stopping illegal adoptions that are delivering babies from the Marshall Islands to U.S. families.
Peter Adler talks about the complicated mechanics of holding a state constitutional convention.
An innovative new charter school continues to struggle with parent communication and teacher turnover in its second year.
Despite efforts to build a culture of collaboration, Kamalani Academy faced a multitude of challenges with staff turnover and figuring out exactly how the school should be run.