I was a news intern at MinnPost, a nonprofit, high-quality news source based in Minnesota, in the fall of 2013 as part of the HECUA: Writing for Social Change program. I wrote and photographed in-depth feature stories on the trafficking and prostitution of women in Minnesota – a previously little-reported topic for the organization – as well as assisted reporters with research for stories on education and addiction. I also took on a self-directed video project and longer-term photo project capturing Twin Cities landmarks for the site’s future use.