Izz Scott LaMagdeleine
is a junior at the University of South Carolina and an engagement fellow at the Tribune this summer. Izz previously worked as an inaugural Election SOS voter guide/reporting fellow, covering the North Carolina state house during the 2020 election. They have also freelanced reports for Undark Magazine and The Objective while fact-checking for publications like D Magazine, Vox and Runner's World. During their off hours, they like to watch WNBA games and Studio Ghibli films with their cat, Big Boy.
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