WFU student wins Pulitzer Center Fellowship

Una Wilson - Biology Major - stands near Winston Hall

Congratulations to Una Wilson! The Pulitzer Center awarded a fellowship to Una Wilson to be Wake Forest’s 2023 Reporting Fellow. The Pulitzer Center awards reporting fellowships to students from its Campus Consortium partners to cover a wide range of issues from climate change to migration and refugees. They receive funding and mentorship to report from the U.S. and around the world.

Wilson’s research project is titled “Mumbai slum gardeners plant seeds to save lives.” As a junior biology major from Winston-Salem, NC, Wilson will be building on her prior student research about community gardens. She will receive a $3,000 stipend to gather research and report on the impact of community gardens on poor communities near Mumbai, India.

In my project, I will tell the stories of the groups who initiated these gardens, the residents affected, and the resulting changes to the community that might inspire governments and citizens worldwide to adopt community gardens as an invaluable piece of future urban design,” said Una Wilson – 2023 WFU Pulitzer Center Reporting Fellow.

The WFU Journalism Program has been affiliated with the Pulitzer Center’s Campus Consortium since 2012. Wilson is the University’s twelfth fellowship recipient and the first fellow to report from India. Once her work is completed, Wilson’s multimedia stories will be published on the Pulitzer Center website along with stories by previous Pulitzer Fellows from Wake Forest.

You may read more from author Keri Brown at Wake Forest News.


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