MICHAEL M. SANTIAGO, 38
BORN: Dominican Republic
RESIDES: Pittsburgh, PA
EDUCATION: MS, Syracuse University
CLIENTS: The New York Times, ProPublica, Buzzfeed News, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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I was born in Dominican Republic, and have been dreaming about going back to my place of birth and working on stories there, revolving around immigration, women’s rights and abortion, climate change, and displacement.
On June 19th, Antwon Rose II was shot 3 times in the back and killed by an East Pittsburgh Police officer which led to protest that have gone on throughout the summer. I’ve been covering all the protests and everything that happens related to that shooting for the Pittsburg Post-Gazette. It's the most important story I'm working on right now. I’m focusing on the socioeconomic issues in Pittsburgh that contributed to this event as well as trying to show the repercussions of a community that feels overpoliced. We have to look at what is happening to the community he lived in as a whole.
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