May 2014

Shoeleather May 2014 is a collection of projects reported and written by graduating seniors in the honors program of the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
Brooke Kroeger, editor

Susannah Griffee  

Susannah Griffee has done stints at NBCNewyork.com, the New Yorker, and has written for the New York Times’ The Choice blog. She also served as a collegiate correspondent for USA Today and was a member of the John Brademas Congressional Internship Program, during which she worked for Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn. She currently writes weekly articles for www.gokicker.com, a new media startup. One of her articles was recently nominated for a Shorty Award. Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Susannah now lives in New York.

Read Susannah’s article, Facing the End of Privacy

Susannah Griffee

Kate Sinclair  

Kate Sinclair is currently a freelance print and multimedia journalist and a cellist who has performed in the Heritage Festival in San Francisco, performed chamber music during La Notte Bianca in Florence, Italy, and served as principal cellist in the International Mozart Festival in Vienna, Austria. She has worked with CNN‘s Documentary Film Unit, and currently, CNN‘s Investigative Unit. has worked with television documentary production company M2 Pictures, contributing to shows on Military Channel, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Destination America, and MSNBC. While a researcher for Animal Planet’s documentary Back to the Wild won a 2013 CINE Award and honors at the Houston and Alaskan Documentary Film Festivals. She participated in NYU’s Reporting Africa and has been published in Africa Dispatch. Originally from Norfolk, Virginia, Kate now lives and works in New York City. .

Read Kate’s piece, Revived and Alive

Kate can be contacted at ksinclair24@gmail.com and selections of her work can be found on her website.

Kate Sinclair

Evelyn Cheng  

Evelyn Cheng has been published on CNBC.com, Metro New York and the Queens County’s TimesLedger Newspapers. She has also worked at the English-language Global Times newspaper in Beijing, as well as with The New York Times’ Shanghai bureau chief David Barboza, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013. A native of Long Island, New York, Evelyn now lives and works in New York City with the goal of becoming a foreign correspondent in Asia.

Read Evelyn’s piece here.

Evelyn Cheng

Susan Cheng  

Susan Cheng is a freelance journalist based in New York City. She has written for fashion and lifestyle website Swagger New York and interned for Random House. While studying abroad in Shanghai during Fall 2012, Susan wrote weekly posts for China Travel. She currently covers news and creates viral content for Complex Art+Design. She also writes monthly profiles for Naked Mag. Susan spent six months inside a high school in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, observing and interviewing high school ESL students from China.

Read her piece, “English Patience” here.

Susan can be reached at susanccheng@gmail.com, and you can see her other works on her website.

Susan Cheng

Aigerim Saparova  

Aigerim Saparova has previously written for Ink Global’s Go Magazine, and interned for The FADER. She is currently a development intern at Hudson Ferris, a consultative fundraising company for a broad range of nonprofits in the New York City and greater NYC area. While studying abroad in Ghana in the fall of 2013, she worked as a contributing writer for Accra[Dot]Alt, a cultural network that promotes the work of young creatives based out of Ghana. She is originally from Kazakhstan, and makes frequent visits back after having moved to the United States at a young age. This has given Aigerim the opportunity to explore the development of her mother country through the unique perspective of a U.S. citizen as well as an ethnic Kazakh.

Read Aigerim’s piece here.

Aigerim can be reached at aigerim.saparova@gmail.com.

Aigerim Saparova

Natasacha Yogachandra  

Natasacha Yogachandra has interned at Travel + Leisure as a part of the American Society of Magazine Editors program and has written for Narratively, Masculinities 101, and her hometown’s daily, The Messenger Post. She is also the chairperson of Hope is Life Foundation, which led her to pursue her project on redefining masculinity to end violence against women.

Read Natasacha’s piece, Becoming Men.

Natasacha can be contacted at nataschayoga9@gmail.com.

Natasacha Yogachandra