Andrea Watson, left Chicago to join Inside Higher Ed as the 2014 spring intern. She completed her M.A. in journalism from Columbia College Chicago in 2013. She holds a B.A. in English from the University of Illinois-Chicago. She has written for the Chicago Defender, Chicago Crusader and JET Magazine. Her work has also been featured in the Chicago Tribune, the Daily Journal and on WBEZ.com, where she made a live radio appearance to discuss Chicago’s unsolved homicides. She has reported on education, health, environment, politics, fashion and entertainment.