Andrea Elliott was an Emerson fellow at New America, where she worked a book about child poverty in the new gilded age, to be published by Random House. She is currently an investigative reporter for the New York Times. Previously, she was a reporter at the Miami Herald. She is the recipient of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in feature writing, the 2008 Overseas Press Club award for best magazine reporting and the 2014 George Polk Award for local reporting, among other honors. She is a graduate of Occidental College and has a M.A. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.