Ileana Garnand (they/them) is CPI's 2022-2023 American University Fellow. They are currently pursuing a master's degree in journalism & public affairs with a concentration in investigative journalism. Ileana earned undergraduate degrees in journalism and media arts at the University of North Texas, where they served as the news editor for the North Texas Daily. Ileana is passionate about reporting on inequality and has previously written about the formerly incarcerated's search for affordable housing in Texas, sexuality-based discrimination in college sports, the Starbucks unionization movement and more. They also enjoy multimedia projects and create documentary films.