NADIA TAMEZ-ROBLEDO, 27
An education reporter for the Caller-Times in Corpus Christi, Texas, Nadia built an interactive database of undocumented migrants who have died crossing the harsh terrain of Brooks County, Texas, on their journey north. The remains are being examined by a team of volunteers from Texas universities who are working pro bono to help return them and their belongings to their families.
The Selection Committee said: “Having grown up on the U.S.-Mexico border, Nadia calls this an ‘intensely personal’ project. But her work goes far beyond that. By painstakingly building a database of the dead, she is telling the larger story of hundreds of undocumented migrants who might have been lost to history. The combination of her limited resources and limitless tenacity pushed this project over the top.”
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