I am an independent journalist and documentary producer who covers immigration, policing, education and social movements.

Currently, I am a staff writer for Migratory Notes

As a journalist in Chicago, I've produced feature-length documentaries and a pop culture web series for Scrappers Film Group; worked as a fellow with City Bureau, where I won a March 2016 Sidney Hillman award for an investigation into the Chicago police union's misinformation about fatal police shootings; and covered race and poverty issues for the Chicago Reporter. My work has appeared in The Guardian, The Atlantic, Pacific Standard and Chicago magazine among others.

I received an MSJ from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. 

You can find me on Twitter @yanazure