Freelance Journalist, Thomson Reuters, Politico Magazine
Growing socioeconomic inequalities in Cuba amid market reforms Judge
Saundra Amrhein is a Florida-based freelance journalist covering immigration news, currently reporting for outlets such as Thomson Reuters and Politico Magazine. She is the author of “Green Card Stories,” a 2012 award-winning book of narrative stories on the arduous journeys of 50 immigrants toward U.S. permanent residence and citizenship. A former reporter at the St. Petersburg Times (now the Tampa Bay Times), Amrhein has written on Iraqi refugees, undocumented immigrants “hidden” in the middle class and increased detention of immigrants. Prior to the Times, she worked in newsrooms from Chicago to Florida. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in Latin American & Caribbean Studies from the University of South Florida, basing her thesis on her research in Cuba.