Cassidy McDonald is a freelance journalist living in Nanjing, China as a Luce Scholar.

She has written for the New York Times and Wisconsin State Journal, and has interned at 60 Minutes, the CBS News Digital Journalism Unit and the Madison Police Department. She was Editor-in-Chief of the University of Notre Dame’s student news magazine, Scholastic.

She graduated from Notre Dame in May 2017 with a major in marketing and a minor in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy.

Her goal is to tell the stories of the most voiceless as they interact with the most powerful policies and systems.