Kristian Hernández is a reporter for the Center for Public Integrity’s money and democracy team. He was formerly an American University fellow for the Center in 2017. Before joining the Center, he worked for The Monitor newspaper in McAllen, Texas, where he covered crime and immigration. In 2014, Hernández covered the superior court for Homicide Watch D.C. and politics for Hispanic Link news service. He graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a bachelor’s degree in multimedia journalism. While in college, he interned at the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Scripps Howard Foundation and was a participant at the 2013 New York Times Student Journalism Institute.