Audrey Thibert is a senior at UW-Madison pursuing degrees in journalism and anthropology with a certificate in Middle East Studies. Audrey served as the 2022-23 managing editor at The Badger Herald, a fully independent newspaper on the UW campus, where she is now on the Board of Directors. She is the recipient of the inaugural Anthony Shadid Memorial Scholarship for International Reporting and is a returning fellow at the University of Wisconsin Center for Journalism Ethics.
Previously, she interned at Isthmus, a local nonprofit newspaper in Madison, WI, and the James Foley Legacy Foundation, a group that advocates for journalist safety. She hopes to pursue a career in foreign correspondence, with a focus on people who are impacted by conflict, but often forgotten in mainstream media coverage.