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Fellowship title: 
The Impact of Budget Cuts on Civil Justice in America.
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Kat Aaron is an investigative reporter covering economic and financial issues in America. Most recently, she was the editor for What Went Wrong: The Betrayal of the American Dream, at the Investigative Reporting Workshop. The multi-year project is a collaboration between the Workshop and Barlett and Steele, revisiting their landmark 1991 series America: What Went Wrong. Prior to joining IRW, she was a reporter at the Center for Public Integrity, where she launched the center's coverage of the mortgage meltdown. Among many other stories, she wrote a landmark article documenting the decades of warnings leading up to the subprime collapse. Kat is also a founding director of People's Production House, a nonprofit journalism and media policy organization headquartered in New York City. She began her reporting career in radio, working as a producer for the morning news at WBAI 99.5 FM in New York. Before moving into journalism, Kat worked at the Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project, a nationally-renowned economic justice organization. She has a masters in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University, and BA in economic history from Barnard College. Kat blogs about the economy and the civil courts at notsociviljustice.tumblr.com, and about words and reading at kataaron.tumblr.com. You can find her on twitter at @kataaron, and read her articles at kataaron.com.