Former Mission & State editorial assistant Laura Bertocci has joined the Investigative News Network as the new membership coordinator.
Bertocci replaces Shelby Pacheco-Ilan who served as INN's membership coordinator for four years. Last week, Pacheco-Ilan left INN to pursue a career as a bar/bat mitzvah coordinator for a Los Angeles-based synagogue.
In her role as membership coordinator, Bertocci will be one of the first persons of contact for new and existing members of INN.
Bertocci graduated from Occidental College with a Bachelor's in History. Prior to joining INN in 2014, she worked with former INN-member Mission & State where she experienced first-hand what it's like to build an investigative non-profit from the ground-up.
She has spent time as a photographer on Capitol Hill, a reporter in a small suburban town, a reporter in the big city, and can perform almost every possible task in a newsroom. She earned acclaim for her research on conflict journalism in the city of Valparaíso, Chile in 2012.
To welcome her or for membership related questions, Bertocci can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter at @lebertoc.