Abigail Neely studied international relations and psychology as an undergraduate at Stanford University. She returns to Stanford as a master's student pursuing a career in journalism. Abigail has helped monitor a Human Rights Court trial in Indonesia, supported a bail reform evaluation project with the Vera Institute of Justice and worked as a reporter for the Inter Press Service at the United Nations. She looks forward to developing more skills to tell underreported stories that resonate with the public and hold its institutions accountable, abroad and at home.
Xavier graduated from Stanford in 2023 with a degree in economics. As an undergraduate, he wrote about the high phone call costs faced by U.S. inmates, temporary Mexican workers’ interactions with the labor market and the efficacy of government healthcare assistance programs. A lifelong lover of charts and maps, he's excited to combine data journalism with narrative-style reporting during his time in the MA program. In his free time, Xavier enjoys taking road trips through the American West, eating apples and bartending.