A Southern California native, Liz O. Baylen graduated from Ohio University before joining the Los Angeles Times in 2007. Most of Baylen’s projects have been home-grown, covering important issues affecting the community in which she lives. She’s a three-time Pulitzer finalist and has also been recognized as POYi’s Multimedia Photographer of the Year. Previously, she worked for the Washington Times. She left the Los Angeles Times in 2017.