Astrid Kayembe was a 2022-23 reporting fellow at the Los Angeles Times. Kayembe grew up in South-Central Los Angeles and is a graduate of USC, where she studied journalism. Most recently, she covered South Memphis, Whitehaven and Westwood for the Memphis Commercial Appeal through Report for America. She has also contributed to national and regional stories for the USA Today Network. While at USC, she was an Intersections South L.A. editor at USC Annenberg Media and arts and entertainment editor at the Daily Trojan. She previously served as a COVID-19 reporting intern at the Los Angeles Times, as a Truth Told fellow at Refinery29 through the Google News Initiative and social media associate at L.A. Taco.
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