Danielle Dawson is a former reporting intern for inewsource through a partnership between the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the Institute for Nonprofit News. Originally from San Diego, she joined the newsroom after graduating from Columbia University with a master’s degree in journalism in May 2022, where she focused on investigative reporting with a special interest in the intersection of social justice issues and policy.
While at Columbia, Dawson reported on a variety of topics, including New York City’s crackdown on unsheltered individuals staying in subways and on the street, attacks on health care for families with transgender youth and harassment towards women seeking care for reproductive issues.
Dawson graduated from the University of California, Irvine in 2021, with degrees in literary journalism and dance. While at UC Irvine, she served as a staff writer and editor for the city news section of the school’s paper, the New University, covering both local and breaking news.