Kathleen Flynn has been a photojournalist at the St. Petersburg Times since December 2002 covering local, national and world news. After graduating from Western Kentucky University, she worked in New Orleans and then studied Spanish in Costa Rica while documenting a ministry that helps street children and the homeless. A dedicated practitioner of community journalism in Florida, she has also covered the tsunami in Thailand, immigration in Mexico, post-conflict Liberia, drug trials in India and life in Haiti. Flynn was named the National Press Photographers Association Region 6 photographer of the year, 2004. Her work on India's booming pharmaceutical industry, Testing Grounds, received The Daniel Pearl Award for outstanding reporting about South Asia from SAJA in 2009.