Engagement Reporter, Local Reporting Network
Maya Miller is an engagement reporter with the Local Reporting Network. She works with journalists across the country on community-centered investigations.
She previously reported on health and climate with local journalists for the nonprofit news and research outfit Climate Central. She is also the co-founder of NOAH, an online mapping tool backed by the Brown Institute for Media Innovation that combines global rainfall levels with changes in surface-water levels.
Her reporting has appeared in NBC Investigations, Chicago Magazine and The Chicago Tribune, among others.
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