Mark Olalde

American University Fellow  The Center for Public Integrity

Mark Olalde is the 2018 American University Fellow and is working with the state politics team. He spent the past several years as a freelance journalist, most recently reporting on the underfunding of coal mine cleanup across the U.S. on a McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism. He previous investigated South Africa's failed mine closure system, which earned him recognition as the 2017 SAB Environmental Media Awards print journalist of the year and placement on the Global Editors Network Data Journalism Awards shortlist. He has also worked for The Arizona Republic and the Medill Justice Project, and he holds an undergraduate journalism degree from Northwestern University.