Erica Evans is a reporter for the InDepth team. She graduated from Stanford University in 2017 with a B.A. in international relations and an M.A. in journalism. Originally from Ohio, Erica spent four years living in Japan as a high schooler and a year-and-a-half in Korea as a missionary. In addition to working at the Stanford Daily student newspaper for three years, Erica has completed internships at Reuters, the Los Angeles Times, the Cipher Brief and the San Francisco Chronicle.
Jul 8, 2019 10:00 pm MDTShould people in prison be allowed to vote? What would happen if Bernie Sanders' dreams came true Only two states, Maine and Vermont, allow all prisoners to vote. The other 48 states bar incarcerated felons from voting, and in many cases, have complex rules that make it difficult for felons to vote even after they’re released.
Jun 26, 2019 1:41 pm MDTCan the photo of a man and his daughter dead in the Rio Grande change the immigration debate? A photo showing a 25-year-old Salvadoran father and his 23-month-old daughter lying dead, face down in muddy water along the banks of the Rio Grande, has revived concern about the dangers migrants face.
Jun 18, 2019 4:09 pm MDTShould you trust Facebook Libra? The new cryptocurrency could compromise your personal information Facebook plans to create a cryptocurrency called Libra that will let users all over the world buy things and send money quickly with low or no transaction fees. But critics worry using Libra could compromise people's private information.
Jun 11, 2019 10:00 pm MDTAmericans rate fake news as a bigger problem than terrorism. Can Twitter solve the problem? Twitter is investing in artificial intelligence to solve its fake news problem. The social media company bought London-based startup Fabula AI, Twitter's chief technology officer, Parag Agrawal, announced in a June 3 blog post.
May 29, 2019 10:00 pm MDTDo you know where your paper and plastic go? How China caused a recycling crisis in America Utah companies that sort and sell recycling are suffering due to China’s “National Sword” policy, which slashed the amount of foreign recycling China imports and sent destabilizing ripples throughout the world’s recycling economy.