Mackenzie Ryan is an award-winning education journalist who has chronicled the impact of education reform and investigated decisions that impact children. She’s also shared heart-touching stories: A young girl and her fight against bullying, and a kindergartner with severe burns and his first day of school.

Throughout her nearly 10 years of experience, she’s held tight to the belief that informed communities make better decisions, and better decisions make stronger communities.

In addition to crafting stories that resonate with readers, Ryan has experience with data journalism and online television. She is based in Melborne, Fla.