Lauryn Schroeder is an award-winning watchdog data reporter at the San Diego Union-Tribune, where she uses data, public records and tips to produce investigative content on topics including public safety, education and local government.
She is formerly an Indiana Statehouse reporter for The Associated Press. She covered state legislation and then-Gov. Mike Pence's administration.
She received a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and worked at several small papers in Michigan before receiving a master's degree in journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.
She went on to work for The Medill Justice Project (MJP), a journalism organization at Northwestern University that examines potentially wrongful convictions and criminal-justice issues. At MJP she worked in partnership with The Washington Post on an investigation into shaken-baby syndrome, a highly controversial diagnosis that has led to hundreds of questionable, abuse and murder convictions nationwide.