Celia comes to the Kansas News Service after five years at the Topeka Capital-Journal . She brings in-depth experience covering schools and education policy in Kansas as well as news at the Statehouse. In the last year she has been diving into data reporting. At the Kansas News Service she will also be producing more radio, a medium she’s been yearning to return to since graduating from Columbia University with a master’s in journalism.
Celia also has a master’s degree in bilingualism studies from Stockholm University in Sweden. Before she landed in Kansas, Celia worked as a reporter for The American Lawyer in New York, translated Chinese law articles, and was a reporter and copy editor for the Taipei Times.
A retired businessman hoping to save his shrinking hometown launched a "Promise" program to pay college tuition for its students, but his plan might simply shift people around among dwindling towns.