Natalie Kitroeff has joined The Times as the Business section's California economy reporter.
Kitroeff comes to The Times from Bloomberg BusinessWeek, where she covered higher education and student debt. She previously worked as a researcher at the Council on Foreign Relations and as an editorial assistant at the New York Times, where she did reporting and fact checking for op-ed columnists Nick Kristof and Charles Blow.
Her work includes reporting on the predatory tactics of a nonprofit student loan monitor, whether dismal bar pass rates are a sign that lawyers are getting dumber, how education loans amassed by parents may be the next crisis for the elderly, and the troubling disparity in the MBA payoff for women and men.
Kitroeff has a bachelor's degree in international affairs from