Season Two CORE TEAM


Jen Chien


Managing Editor, KALW

Veteran Audio Editor


Mitzi Miller


Head of Development, Rainforest Entertainment

EIC, Jet and Ebony Magazines


Luis M. Gil


Producer, Duolingo Podcast

Head of Audio, INSCAPE


Kate Krosschell


Former AIRMedia marketing lead

Former Analyst at Twitter


Adizah Eghan


Producer, Snap Judgment

Podcaster, You Had Me at Black


Nissa Rhee 


Executive Director of 90 Days, 90 Voices

Former Gun Violence Reporting Fellow at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma


Kenia D. Serrette


Commercial Digital Designer

Visual Communications Specialist


Casey Miner


Independent Producer and Editor

Led creative teams, Al Jazeera & KALW

Taught audio production at UC-Berkeley


Juleyka Lantigua-Williams


CEO, Lantigua Williams & Co.

Producer/Editor, NPR

Senior Editor, The Atlantic


Season One team



Jesse Alejandro Cottrell

is a fellow at NPR’s Latino USA, where he reports and produces radio stories. He has written for The California Magazine, Vice Magazine, The Atlantic, Harper's, and other publications. He also served as an associate producer on the PBS documentary “By Blood.” For 70 Million, he looks at two conflicting law enforcement efforts in Pima County, Arizona: one designed to lower the incarceration rate, and one that’s sending people to jail over traffic violations and minor drug offenses. @JesseAlejandro


Ruxandra Guidi

has almost two decades of experience telling stories. Her multimedia reporting has taken her throughout the United States, the Caribbean, South and Central America, as well as Mexico and the U.S.-Mexico border. For 70 Million, she visits the most populous county in Texas, Harris County, to chronicle how local organizers and the DA’s office teamed up to galvanize sentencing reforms in the county. @HomelandsProd


Ryan Katz

is a longform evangelist in Austin, TX reporting print stories and audio documentaries, podcasts. He's produced for APM Reports, WBEZ, Audible and Pagatim. Freelance stories of his have been published in ProPublica, Esquire, Topic, and The Daily Beast. For 70 Million, he reports on ankle monitors, devices that for-profit companies are contracting out to ICE as a supposed alternative to detaining undocumented immigrants.


Maria Murriel

is a writer, reporter and podcast producer based in Boston. She’s a teacher at CUNY Journalism School’s bilingual master’s program, and the business reporter for Cannabis Wire. She covered immigration and extremist politics at PRI “The World.” For 70 Million, she documents a pilot program in Gloucester, MA that has turned national in the fight against the opioid crisis. @mariamurriel


Nissa Rhee

is an award-winning independent journalist who lives in Chicago. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and radio outlets, including The Christian Science Monitor, Chicago magazine, and Radio Netherlands Worldwide. For 70 Million, she chronicles the efforts of the uniquely positioned public defender in Tulsa, Oklahoma,  Still She Rises, as they work to defend black mothers @nissarhee


Heidi Shin

is a public radio and audio producer based in Cambridge, MA. She’s a contributor for PRI’s The World and the BBC World Service and recently produced the podcast The New American Songbook with The Groundtruth Project. Heidi has also worked on films for National Geographic’s “Explorer.” For 70 Million, she documents what it’s like to go through Veterans Court, a specialty court that’s specifically meeting the needs of veterans in the state of Massachusetts…. @byheidishin


Liza Veale

is a multiple award-winning reporter, covering mostly housing and homelessness in the Bay Area for KALW Public Radio. She's also the "Roving Philosophical Reporter" for the nationally-broadcast radio show, Philosophy Talk. For 70 Million, she follows two foster youth in the Bay Area who are making their way out of the system, in part thanks to the new Continuum of Care laws. @internetliza


Nadege Green

is covers social justice issues and gun violence for WLRN, South Florida’s NPR affiliate. She is the recipient of a 2017 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award and a 2016 Investigative Reporting award from the National Association of Black Journalists. Her work has appeared in the Miami Herald, NPR and Public Radio International's The World. Green's reporting has also been cited in Teen Vogue, Refinery 29 and the Washington Post. For 70 Million, Nadege and Daniel (below) report on how mental health intersects with the criminal justice system. @NadegeGreen


Daniel Rivero

is a reporter and producer for WLRN, covering the criminal justice system and other urban issues. Before joining the team, he was an investigative reporter and producer on the television series "The Naked Truth," and a digital reporter for Fusion. His work has won honors of the Murrow Awards, Sunshine State Awards and Green Eyeshade Awards, and he has also been nominated for a Livingston Award and a GLAAD Award on reporting on the background of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's tenure as Attorney General of Oklahoma and on the Orlando nightclub shooting, respectively.


Sonia Paul

is an independent journalist and a senior fellow with the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism. Her work focuses on culture, power and powerlessness, identity and media, and her radio stories have aired on NPR, WBUR’s Here & Now, PRI’s The World and Studio 360, and The World in Words podcast. For 70 Million, she investigates litigation surrounding criminal justice reform in New Orleans. @sonipaul


season one alumni


Amy Alexander


Amy is a journalist, author, editor and award-winning communicator who has published widely in nonfiction and for outlets including The Atlantic, The Nation, The Root, NPR, and more.


Oluwakemi Aladesuyi


Kemi is an independent producer whose work has appeared in NPR, Latina to Latina, Gimlet Media, and more. She’s also a Burns Fellow and spent time in Berlin reporting for Der Spiegel.