Staff

Aliya Uteuova, data reporter. au2237@columbia.edu

Aliya Uteuova is a recent graduate of Columbia Journalism School’s data journalism program. She is a volunteer data reporter for The COVID Tracking Project and previously she covered coastal science for NOAA Sea Grant and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Aliya grew up in Atyrau, a city on the Kazakh shore of the Caspian Sea. Her reporting was featured in publications like The New York Times, The Lancet, Portland Press Herald video and more.

Bella Davis, reporting fellow. belladavis429@gmail.com

Bella Davis is a student at the University of New Mexico studying journalism and international studies who will graduate in December 2020. She is a senior reporter at the Daily Lobo, UNM’s student newspaper where for the past several months she’s covered protests and police violence. Having decided to study journalism with the hope of eventually doing investigative reporting, she’s excited to develop those skills through her work at In Depth.

Bryant Furlow, public health reporter, 2020 ProPublica Local Reporting Network.  bryantlrn@gmail.com

An Albuquerque-based public health journalist and frequent contributor to The Lancet’s medical journal news desks, Bryant Furlow’s previous reporting has included investigative series on lax state regulation of the health insurance industry, drinking water quality, rural ambulance response times following EMS budget cuts, and the off-label sedation of jail inmates with prescription psychiatric drugs — a practice that led to a regional street trade, overdoses and deaths in northern N.M. Through 2020, he is working with New Mexico In Depth and ProPublica on a project as part of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network.

Bryan Metzger, 2020 reporting fellow. bryan.metzger.nmid@gmail.com

Bryan Metzger is a recent graduate of Stanford University, having studied International Relations and Arabic while attaining honors in international security. Having written for the Stanford Daily, he looks forward to honing his investigative journalism skills in New Mexico this summer. Bryan grew up in Albuquerque and has family roots in New Mexico going back several generations. In his free time, Bryan enjoys reading, running, and travel. He hopes to work as a foreign correspondent one day.

Claudia Silva, reporting fellow. clsilva1@nmsu.edu

Currently a journalism student at New Mexico State University, Claudia Silva recently obtained her associate’s degree from El Paso Community College and is the former lead editor of their student-run newspaper the Tejano Tribune. Claudia grew up along the Texas, New Mexico, and Mexican border and is passionate about the issues affecting the area. She spends much of her free time doing photography, advocating for mental health, and human rights as well as covering the nightlife in El Paso. She is a huge animal lover and considers herself a dog mom. Claudia hopes to one day become a well-rounded journalist and public figure that holds truth and integrity above all else.

Marjorie Childress, deputy director/managing editor. marjorie@nmindepth.com

Marjorie is an editor, reporter and program manager for New Mexico In Depth.  She’s covered New Mexico politics and policy issues since 2008, first with the New Mexico Independent, the state’s first digital nonprofit news outlet. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of North Texas and a Master’s degree in community planning from the University of New Mexico. She has held management positions in both the private and nonprofit sectors, leading financial management and program teams.

Shaun Griswold, reporter. shaunz24@gmail.com

Shaun is Pueblo from Laguna, Jemez and Zuni, and grew up in Albuquerque and Gallup. He brings a decade of print and broadcast news experience to our team. He’s covered Rocky Mountain fire seasons, local police reform, and, as he is sure to note, the Denver Broncos and Kendrick Lamar. For New Mexico In Depth, Shaun reports on issues important to urban Indigenous people in Albuquerque, as well as tribal communities throughout New Mexico, including education, child welfare, and more.

Trip Jennings, executive director. trip@nmindepth.com

Trip started his career in Georgia at his hometown newspaper, The Augusta Chronicle. Since then he’s worked at newspapers in California, Florida and Connecticut where he reported on many interesting stories, including the resignation and incarceration of Connecticut’s then-governor, John Rowland, and gang warfare in California. Since 2005, Trip has covered politics and state government for the Albuquerque Journal, The New Mexico Independent and the Santa Fe New Mexican.  He holds a Master’s of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga. In 2012, he co-founded New Mexico In Depth.