Maya Srikrishnan, a veteran journalist who has innovated in reporting with and for marginalized communities, will join the Center for Public Integrity March 14 as an investigative reporter.
Srikrishnan most recently served as associate editor for civic education at the Voice of San Diego, and was leading the organization’s diversity, equity and inclusion work.
At Public Integrity, she’ll be part of a team that’s reporting on historic levels of wealth inequality in the U.S., among other topics. Srikrishnan joined Voice of San Diego six years ago as a reporter. A fluent Spanish-speaker, she covered housing, land use and U.S.-Mexico border and immigration issues.
“Maya’s deep expertise, tenacious reporting and innovative efforts to listen closely to the communities she covers are a perfect fit for a newsroom focused on inequality,” said Jamie Smith Hopkins, an editor at Public Integrity who leads the reporting team Srikrishnan will join. “I can’t wait to see the projects she’ll tackle.”
Srikrishnan has a bachelor’s degree in Latin American studies and history from the University of Texas at Austin and two master’s degrees from Columbia, in international affairs and journalism. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Panama for two and a half years, where she trained Panamanian teachers in teaching English, math and more.
She has led the Asian American Journalists Association’s student journalism program and was a member of the Online News Association’s Women’s Leadership Accelerator last year.
“I’ve grown up watching the U.S. wealth gap widen and the disproportionately negative impact it’s had on historically marginalized communities,” Srikrishnan said. “I’m excited to join the Center for Public Integrity to help expose the laws, policies and practices that drive inequality in this country.”
Founded in 1989, Public Integrity is a Pulitzer Prize-winning nonprofit news organization dedicated to investigating systems and circumstances that contribute to inequality in the United States. Areas of focus include equity in employment, housing, education, health care and access to democracy.
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