Jen Fifield reports on rural issues at Stateline. Before joining Pew, Fifield spent five years covering state, county and city policy and politics for The Frederick News-Post in Maryland and education for The Gazette of Montgomery County. In those roles, she won several regional journalism awards for investigative, political, education and feature reporting. In 2015, she was named a fellow in the Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She hails from Arizona, where she got her start freelancing for local newspapers. She graduated with honors from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.