Emily Witt was an intern at ProPublica. She graduated with honors from the Stabile Center for Investigative Reporting at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Prior to graduate school, she spent a year in Mozambique on a Fulbright fellowship, where she researched Mozambican cinema and reported for U.N. news agencies IRIN and PlusNews. Before Mozambique she was a staff writer at the Miami New Times, where she was a finalist for a Livingston Award. She has written for The New York Times, Oxford American, n+1, Men’s Journal and other publications. She graduated from Brown University with a bachelor’s in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies and Art Semiotics.