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Cassidy McDonald is a freelance journalist living in Beijing, China.

Her goal is to tell the stories of the most voiceless as they interact with the world’s most powerful, rigid systems.

First, it was the American criminal justice system; now, she focuses on the technology industry’s effect on Chinese society.

She has reported for the New York Times, SupChina, TechNode and the Wisconsin State Journal, and has interned at 60 Minutes, the CBS News Digital Journalism Unit and the Madison Police Department.

At the University of Notre Dame, she studied marketing and journalism and was Editor-in-Chief of the student news magazine, Scholastic.