Zahra Hirji 

Ida B. Wells Fellow, 2018

Zahra Hirji is a Washington, DC-based staff reporter at BuzzFeed News, covering energy and climate change — everything from the Trump administration’s rollback of environmental rules, to worker safety in the Alaskan oil patch. She previously wrote about fracking, global climate negotiations, and other environmental issues for InsideClimate News, Discovery News, and EARTH Magazine. She will be reporting on worker safety and discrimination.