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Murrow College Backpack Journalism

Picture 1Stephanie Schendel is a 22-year-old WSU student. She is a double major in Spanish and journalism, and is usually spotted with a notebook in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other.

She was awarded funding by the Edward R. Murrow of College of Communication to travel to Guatemala to chronicle the work of Hearts in Motion, a nonprofit dedicated to improving lives in Latin America.

In March 2012, she traveled with 29 other WSU students to Zacapa, Guatemala to volunteer, and to experience a world entirely different than Pullman, Wash.

MeAndrea Castillo is a 20-year-old Murrow College student with a equal passions for travel and journalism. As one of the college's backpack journalists, Castillo is traveling to Nicaragua with World Vets, an organization that provides veterinary aid in developing countries. Andrea will document the experiences of World Vets volunteers through photos, video, feature articles, and blog posts.