Kailey Cota is a data reporting intern at The Current through the Dow Jones News Fund. She recently graduated from the University of South Carolina and was named the 2021 S.C. Collegiate Journalist of the Year. She worked at The Daily Gamecock, USC’s student newspaper, throughout her time in school and was most recently the Editor-in-Chief. She previously reported for The Post and Courier and The State newspaper, covering a range of topics including general assignment news, politics, crime and business. Contact her at kailey.thecurrent@gmail.com