Rebecca Plevin is the immigration reporter for the Desert Sun newspaper in Palm Springs, Calif., part of the USA TODAY Network. She previously worked as a health reporter for KPCC, the NPR affiliate in Southern California. Her stories also appeared on NPR and Marketplace. She has earned regional and statewide awards for her print, audio and online work. Plevin was born in Washington, D.C. and is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.