Rachel Hinton, Student Journalist, DePaul University
Hinton is a senior at DePaul University where she is majoring in journalism. She is the managing editor of The DePaulia, DePaul’s student run newspaper. In this role, Hinton led investigations into sexual assault on campus and the university’s handling of those accused of sexual assault. This experience has given Hinton experience with filing FOI requests, as well as discerning from that data what a story might be. In addition to her work at The DePaulia, her work has also been featured in The Gazette Chicago and the Chicago Reader.