I am a fourth-year honors student at Northeastern University in Boston, majoring in journalism with a minor in political science. I'm a former ballet dancer and art-school kid, so I have a soft spot for anything that takes place in a theater. I want to tell stories at the intersections of writing, video and photojournalism. 
Some things I love: getting lost in new cities, family recipes, harm reduction, running in the rain, really good bread. Bonus points if the bread is your grandma's recipe.
Last fall I was an intern at The Christian Science Monitor, where I wrote and photographed stories and sometimes produced their daily news podcast. In 2018, I studied abroad in Havana, Cuba, and some visual reporting I did there appeared in print in The Washington Post as well as in The GroundTruth Project. In 2019, I was the runner-up for the New York Times / Nicholas Kristof win-a-trip essay contest.
rileylrobins@gmail.com // Instagram: @rirob

Photo by Albert Tamura. (thanks!)