Maria Rose is a researcher and writer who favors longform narratives, data journalism, and podcasts. She focuses on environmental reporting and is particularly interested in rural vs. urban dynamics. Prior to living in Pittsburgh, Maria worked in Thailand with a local NGO, designing programs on child rights, migrant rights, and statelessness. Maria has worked as a freelancer for StartNow Pittsburgh and associate editor for Postindustrial. She is also an associate producer for Resettled, a podcast on refugee resettlement with NPR and WCVE, and a fact-checker for PublicSource. If she's not writing, you can probably find her routesetting, coaching, and napping at ASCEND: PGH.