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Allyn Gaestel

Fellows 2017
Democratic Republic of Congo
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Allyn Gaestel is a freelance journalist who primarily covers inequality and the human repercussions of politics. She is particularly interested in global health and women. She lived in Haiti for a year after the 2010 earthquake, and has taken extended reporting trips to India and Nepal to report on reproductive health issues. She started her career as a United Nations correspondent in New York, and has worked in Mali, Senegal, Mauritania, Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Bahamas. She has earned grants to support her reporting from The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, The Kaiser Family Foundation, the United Nations Foundation, the National Press Foundation and the William Penn Foundation. She has worked for outlets including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Al Jazeera, The Christian Science Monitor, CNN, Reuters, The Atlantic, France 24 and others. She obtained a BA in Political Science from Haverford College.


Gaestel was awarded a prior fellowship with IRP, reporting from Senegal in 2013.


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