Tainted Water, a series led by the Institute of Investigative Journalism, investigates drinking water across Canada.
THE TYEE INTERNSHIP
Whistler’s corrosive water increases the chances of getting lead in tap water. The town has known for five years, but is still working on the problem.
Toronto Star, December 16, 2019
Global News, December 16, 2019
Kids Imprisoned is a remote, multimedia investigation of juvenile justice across America by News21.
The Tyee, August 20, 2020
The Tyee, July 4, 2020
The Tyee, May 7, 2020
Hi, I'm Braela.
I am a Vancouver-based multimedia journalist. I report community-powered stories with a special interest in climate and the environment. In 2020, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Master of Journalism. I also have a Bachelor of Science in environmental sciences from UBC.
Currently, I am reporting on decarbonization in the Pacific Northwest as a fellow for InvestigateWest.
Most recently, I remotely investigated juvenile justice in the United States for News21, a journalism program based out of Arizona State University. Previously, I travelled to Nepal to report on mother-tongue education in Nepal for UBC's Global Reporting Program. I also investigated acidic drinking water in Whistler, BC's coveted ski town, for the national award-recognized Tainted Water series. In 2019, I completed an internship with The Tyee, where I covered climate justice and the province's cannabis sector.
In my spare time, you can find me reading, eating, wearing sweatpants, watering my plants, hiking, or attempting to surf.