Gabby Allen is a senior at American University in Washington, D.C. majoring in journalism and minoring in justice. She is originally from Norfolk, Virginia, but has been living in D.C. for the past year and a half. She has a wide range of experience in the field, including photojournalism, videography, broadcast and traditional reporting. Throughout her years as a student journalist, she has covered diverse topics, from inmates at Sing Sing Correctional Facility engaged in a rehabilitation program to small business owners in Washington, D.C. recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, she wrote a piece exploring the ethical dilemmas journalists face when covering instances of domestic violence. She has experience reporting for The Eagle, American University’s student newspaper, and is currently a graphic designer on its multimedia team. She hopes to merge her studies involving social and criminal justice with journalism to help give a voice to those who are often silenced.