Crystal was raised in South Los Angeles and is the first college graduate in her family. She is a class of 2016 CSULB graduate who has served as an editor for her campus newspaper and freelanced for the Long Beach Post and Random Length News. Crystal is now a Report for America corps member, covering the Westside for the Long Beach Post. Follow her work @crystalniebla on Twitter and @crystalniebla_media on Instagram.
Youth Reporter M. Smith set aside their reporter's notebook and picked up the mic to collaborate with Betting on Our Future (BOOF) to create a PSA on problem gambling. Leave a fire emoji if you think "M" did a good job on production and lyricism.
Here's our Recap Video, Social Media Story & Podcast covering the event. (We really went out all out on covering this thing.) The annual event brings underrepresented folks together to define the issues.