Karen Savage is an investigative journalist who combines vivid storytelling with in depth research to explore the effects of science on individuals, families and communities. Karen has written extensively on the people effected by BP’s Deepwater Horizon explosion, questioning the science behind the disaster and ruffling corporate feathers. Many of her stories also focus on traditionally underserved and overburdened environmental justice and fence line communities – a minority community surrounded by landfills in Pensacola, a historic African American community at the center of Mobile’s rapidly expanding oil and gas infrastructure, a Louisiana community grappling with a massive sink hole caused by salt dome mining. Karen earned her Master's in Journalism in December 2016, where she was awarded the 2017 Hillman Award for Social Justice Reporting for her coverage of issues related to juvenile justice and environmental justice.