EHRP awards fellowships to a select group of accomplished journalists.
Alex is a Navy veteran and native Chicagoan. He’s been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vox, and Wired. In addition, he has also been featured in the anthologies “The Byline Bible” and “The Chicago Neighborhood Guidebook.” He lives in New York and is writing a memoir.
Ann Larson is a writer and activist focused on economic justice. Her writing on education, debt, and low-wage work has appeared in the New Republic, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and the Los Angeles Times, among other publications. She is co-author of Can’t Pay Won’t Pay: The Case for Economic Disobedience and Debt Abolition and has given many invited talks on debtor activism.
Bobbi Dempsey is the author of several nonfiction books, including Degrees of Desperation: The Working-Class Struggle to Pay for College. She has been writing for EHRP since 2018, including resonant personal essays on her own experience of poverty. She has also written for The Guardian, The Atlantic, The New York Times, Parade and Harper’s, winning an award from the American Society of Journalists & Authors.
John Koopman worked as a newspaper reporter and editor for 25 years. Now living in Nebraska, he last worked at the San Francisco Chronicle, where he covered war, crime, death, destruction and the underground sex world. A former Marine, he is the author of “McCoy’s Marines: Darkside to Baghdad,” a memoir of covering the invasion of Iraq.
Joseph Rodríguez, a photojournalist, is a professor at New York University and the International Center of Photography. He is the author of “Spanish Harlem: El Barrio in the ’80s” (powerHouse Books). Recent exhibitions of his work have appeared at Galleri Kontrast in Stockholm, Sweden, The African American Museum in Philadelphia, PA and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.
Kristen Consillio is reporting on housing, poverty and inequality at KITV4, the ABC affiliate in Honolulu, Hawaii. Kristen previously covered health at the state’s largest daily newspaper, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, and its predecessor, the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. She has also been published in the International Herald Tribune and the New York Times.
Mark Robinson is a Richmond, Virginia-based journalist with more than a decade of experience. Most recently, he covered evictions, homelessness and public housing for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, until the newspaper laid him off in February 2022. His work has won top honors from the Virginia Press Association in the feature series, in-depth reporting and breaking news writing categories.
Molly Crabapple is the Puffin/EHRP Fellow. She is an artist and writer whose inspirations include Diego Rivera and Goya’s The Disasters of War. She is also the author of Brothers of the Gun, an illustrated collaboration with Marwan Hisham. Her animated short film “A Message from the Future with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez” has been nominated for an Emmy award.