Casey Smith is a second-year graduate student studying narrative science writing and investigative reporting. Her work focuses on topics in science, the environment, health care and law enforcement.
Before coming to California, Smith was a reporting intern at the Investigative Reporting Workshop and The Washington Post. In 2019, she joined the news and investigations teams at The Indianapolis Star as a Pulliam Fellow.
Now, her reporting continues at Berkeley’s Investigative Reporting Program, where Smith is the 2019-20 graduate research fellow under the direction of David Barstow and Geeta Anand.
Smith’s work has been published by USA Today, National Geographic, The Washington Post and others.
University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism (2020), Master of Journalism in narrative science writing and investigative reporting
Ball State University (Magna Cum Laude, 2018), B.A. in Journalism, Telecommunications and Anthropology; minor in Spanish
Investigative Reporting Program, Graduate Researcher
The Indianapolis Star, Pulliam Fellow
Investigative Reporting Program, Research and Reporting Assistant
Oakland North, Health/Science/Environment Reporter
Investigative Reporting Workshop & The Washington Post, Research and Reporting Intern
The Ball State Daily News, Editor-in-Chief
National Park Service, Digital Writer
National Geographic, Editorial Intern
USA Today, Reporting Intern
The Smithsonian Institution – National Museum of the American Indian, Research and Multimedia Intern
AWARDS & HONORS
Center for Environmental Journalism reporting grantee, 2020
Earth Journalism Network reporting grantee, 2019
Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship, 2018
Indiana Student Journalist of the Year, 2018
Berlin Capital Fulbright Program, 2017
Emmy® Nomination for Writing, 2017
PUBLICATIONS & OTHER WORK
Perry Township, 2018. Arcadia Publishing: https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Products/9781467128087
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
National Association of Science Writers
Society of Environmental Journalists
Investigative Reporters and Editors
Association of Health Care Journalists
REPORTING INTERESTSData Journalism, Environment, Food Systems, Human Rights, Investigative, Narrative, Police, Public Policy, Science, Water Quality, climate change