Ashleigh Joplin

Northwestern University

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The recipients of this year’s Deborah Orin Scholarship are two current students from Medill School of Journalism.

Ashleigh Joplin knew that her goal was to become a foreign correspondent in Central America while she was an undergraduate at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Three separate opportunities to work in Central America only deepened her resolve to focus on international issues facing Spanish-speaking communities. Upon her return to this country, Ashleigh received a master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern in 2012. She plans to pursue similar assignments as a foreign correspondent in Spanish-speaking regions across the globe.

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