Danielle Dreilinger is a 2018 Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan writing a book on the history and future of home economics class. Before taking the fellowship, she spent five years covering New Orleans’ contentious national education experiment for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. Before that, she worked in Boston, where she produced WGBH’s local news website and wrote for the Boston Globe, most notably as the Somerville correspondent focused on gentrification, diversity, politics and city life. She began her career covering the arts for several outlets, including WBUR, where she produced radio segments for Here & Now and was part of the team that won the station’s first Online Journalism Award. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, Ploughshares, Nashville Scene, The Christian Science Monitor and No Depression, among other publications. Danielle was named best features writer by the Louisiana Press Association in 2017 and received an Education Writers Association fellowship in 2016. She holds a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Columbia University.