RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas — Adelyn Vigil sometimes dreams of volleyball. This story also appeared in Teen Vogue The 13-year-old imagines the arm movements, the sound of the ball hitting her hand. Not an aspiring star, Adelyn has enjoyed volleying the ball, informally, but doesn’t really know how to play the game. But her friends […]
Author Archives: Danielle McLean
Danielle is a senior editor at Smart Cities Dive. Previously, she was a staff reporter at The Chronicle of Higher Education, where she covered federal and state higher ed policies and a former investigative reporter at the Bangor Daily News and later ThinkProgress, writing about voter suppression, corruption, housing, poverty, and the impacts of federal and state policies, among a host of other issues.
After attending Hofstra University with a focus on journalism and English, Danielle covered a number of Massachusetts city halls for several newspapers near her hometown, including the Somerville Journal, The Milford Daily News, and The Boston Globe. She has won the Maine Press Association’s political-reporting award, as well as the New England Newspaper & Press Association’s government, transportation, business and economic, and courts and crime reporting awards.
Danielle is the chairperson of the Society of Professional Journalists' Ethics Committee. She previously served as chairperson of SPJ’s Freedom of Information Committee. Follow her on Twitter at @DanielleBMcLean.