Meet SRL Alumni

Brooke Kanna

Brooke Kanna participated in SRL’s summer student academy in 2017 and graduated last year from Kauai High School in Kauai, Hawaii. She believes in being factual and accurate in the most important type of production: yourself. We had the chance to see what she’s been up to since her participation… Read More

Colten Birkland

SRL Fellows Colten Birkland and Alexis Davis (front) with members of the Turtle Mountain Youth Council, which advocates for the needs of young people on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in Belcourt, North Dakota.  Colten Birkland traveled to Washington D.C. for SRL’s summer academy from North… Read More

Mikaela Ronnkvist

Mikaela Ronnkvist was an original SRL All-Star when she was a student at Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High in Miami, Florida. She worked on a story called “A Force of Their Own” which was shown at the Miami Dade County Public Schools Police Department as a part of, “The New Safe… Read More

Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver attended the SRL summer academy in 2017, right after graduating from Judge Memorial High School in Salt Lake City, Utah. She’s now in her second year at NYU studying Philosophy, Spanish and Film. She has a passion for telling stories about the American legal and justice system and… Read More

Etiwanda High School Seniors

Three recent graduates from Etiwanda High School in Rancho Cucamonga, California looked back on their time with SRL, and gave advice for the next generation of curious journalists.  Students Nick Hinojosa, Ty Koslowski, and Riana Teran describe the lessons they learned and the values they gained through the SRL program, and… Read More

Gabriel Gamino

Gabriel Gamino was an original SRL All-Star. Since then, he’s worked as an anchor and reporter for Cronkite News, the news division of Arizona PBS, and recently graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.  This summer he will be working as a… Read More

Kimberly Chexnayder

Kimberly Chexnayder was one of SRL’s original all-stars who traveled to Washington, D.C. from Kansas City, Missouri in 2013. At the time, she was attending Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts. Fast forward five years and Kimberly is now wrapping up  her degree in journalism and mass communications,… Read More

Mya Long

Video produced by Anita Wright/Student Reporting Labs. B-roll from videos produced by Mya Long. Mya Long always loved video production, but it wasn’t until she enrolled in Julie Tieden’s journalism class at Black River Falls High School that she began to explore the ins-and-outs of broadcast journalism. The… Read More

Ruby Rosenberg

When the idea of launching a series aimed at connecting with alumni emerged, one name came to mind — Ruby Rosenberg. Passionate and driven, Ruby always knew she wanted to be a filmmaker and the opportunity arose when she joined Media Enterprise Alliance, a Student Reporting Lab in Oakland. Fast-forward two… Read More

Syndey Harper

John F. Kennedy High School, Silver Spring, MD What do you do when you’re a college student interested in producing news stories, but your school doesn’t offer it as a degree track? If you’re Sydney Harper — you create your own path. Sydney, a junior at the University of… Read More