Back in October, we told you we were looking for a few good fellows. Well, we found ‘em. And we couldn’t be more jazzed.

Please welcome Amber Cortes, Eve Andrews, and Samantha Larson, the first class of the Grist Fellowship Program. Starting this month, our trio of budding journalists will dive deeply into timely topics, interview the green movement’s emerging innovators and provocateurs, and experiment with different storytelling techniques. In general, we expect the new fellows to add a little spark to what we do.

A writer and multimedia strategist, Amber previously brought her bright ideas to public radio stations including WNYC in New York and KUOW in Seattle. Eve is fresh off of her gig as research director at Food Tank, where she wrote about our food system from all angles. And Samantha reported on the inexact science of storm ratings, among other hot topics, for National Geographic.

If you’re interested in becoming a future fellow, stay tuned. The application process for fall 2014 fellowships will begin this March. Check the program page or follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates.

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