Arianna Skibell writes for The Hechinger Report. Before joining Hechinger, she covered health, education, race and criminal/social justice while earning her masters degree at Columbia Journalism School. Her work has appeared in Salon, NY City Lens and Uptown Radio. Arianna graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in Psychology and Linguistics from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., where she also grew up. While at Emory, she served as the Editor in Chief of the student newspaper, The Emory Wheel. In kindergarten, Arianna received the Bright Ideas Award, and she has been thinking ever since.