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Membership Survey

If you’re interested in becoming a member of the Uproot Project, fill out our member survey. Filling this out will give you access to our Slack channel (look out for an invite in your inbox!) and also alert us to what you wish to see Uproot accomplish. This network is by journalists of color and for journalists of color. Your needs and feedback matter. Be sure to fill this out to connect with us and stay in the loop.

Partnership and Speaker Requests

The Uproot Project is taking on limited partnerships and speaker opportunities at the moment. If you’re interested in collaborating with us, fill out the Partnership Request form. If you’re interested in inviting a steering committee member to speak, fill out the Speaker Request form. We should get back to you within 14 days. If you don’t hear back within that time frame or if your request is more urgent, please feel free to follow up at our email:

Steering Committee

On March 20, 2021, the Uproot Project officially launched for the public. The Uproot Project consists of about a dozen journalists representing Atmos, Crosscut, Grist, Time, the Los Angeles Times, ProPublica, Vox, and more. Watch our launch event here!

Lucia Priselac
Director, The Uproot Project
Paola Rosa-Aquino
Science Reporter at Insider
Newsletter Lead at Uproot
Maddie Burakoff
Digital Journalist, Spectrum News 1
Fellowships Project Lead
Yvette Cabrera
Senior Reporter at Center for Public Integrity
Partnerships Project Lead
Justin Worland
Climate Reporter at Time
Membership Recruitment Project Lead
Maya Kapoor
Freelance science writer + Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Journalism Minor at North Carolina State University
Events Project Lead
Rachel Ramirez
Rachel Ramirez
Climate Writer, CNN
Social Media & Database Project Lead
Monica Samayoa
Monica Samayoa
Environment Reporter at Oregon Public Broadcasting
Steering Committee Co-Chair
Iris Crawford
Freelance Journalist, Master’s Student
Procedures Project Lead
Tiernan Hebron
Social Media Manager
Nora O’Brien
Operations Associate


Focused on spreading the word about the Uproot Project
• Paola Rosa-Aquino
Science Reporter at Insider

Focused on building and shaping the structures of the Uproot Project
• Yvette Cabrera
Grist senior staff writer, environmental justice
• Rachel Ramirez
Climate Writer, CNN
• Monica Samayoa
Environment Reporter at Oregon Public Broadcasting

Focused on growing and diversifying the Uproot Project
Justin Worland
Climate reporter at Time

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