T-Squared: Introducing our summer 2021 student fellows

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Fellows are an integral part of the Texas Tribune newsroom, whether they’re working in the office or remotely during the pandemic. Credit: Eddie Gaspar/The Texas Tribune

When Isabella Zou first visited our newsroom years ago, she was a local high school student who had started her own journalistic project to tell the stories of homeless Austinites. Now, she's a Yale University student who is preparing to return to The Texas Tribune as a reporting fellow.

We are thrilled to announce the 11 students selected for our highly competitive 2021 summer fellowship program. In addition to Zou, they are: Madeline Badowski, Paige Brann, Colleen DeGuzman, Farah Eltohamy, Alyssa Feliciano, Jason Kao, Sophie Park, Heidi Pérez-Moreno, Lauren Santucci and Matthew Turk. (Read more about them below.)

These incredible students — who will join us from Texas and across the country — will spend the summer working in one of these areas of our newsroom: audience engagement, data visuals, engineering, events, marketing and communications, multimedia, photography or reporting.