was a Texas Tribune fellow, focusing on reporting and newsletter production, in 2014 and 2015. Before joining the Tribune, Christine interned for the Austin American-Statesman features desk and Dallas Morning News public safety desk. At the University of Texas at Austin, she reported and edited for The Daily Texan.
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