Adam Yates is a senior at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Originally from outside Boston, Massachusetts, Adam has loved exploring the city of Chicago. On campus Adam is involved in the theater community, the journalism community, and the Hillel community. He is a proud counselor for the Chicago Undergraduate Program—a week-long pre-orientation trip for incoming first year students.
In the spring of 2018, Adam completed an internship at the Daily Maverick, a South African online news publication. Inspired by what he learned and saw in South Africa, he decided to base his Pulitzer Center project on the national issue of education infrastructure. This project has allowed him to combine his love of documentary filmmaking and his passion for reporting on important issues.