Bellagio Residency: March 2022
Project: “A Toxic Trail: A blueprint For Covering The Dangerous Legacy Of Lead Contaminated Soil In America’s Urban Centers”
Yvette Cabrera is a member of Investigative Reporters & Editors, the Society of Environmental Journalists, and in 2021, she helped launch The Uproot Project, a network for environmental journalists of color. In March 2022, she used her time at Bellagio to create a journalist’s guide for investigating soil lead contamination across US cities. This new project is based on her previous work examining the impact of systemic disparities on marginalized communities. Cabrera currently serves as president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. She is a senior reporter at the investigative news nonprofit, The Center for Public Integrity, where she covers inequality in social & economic well-being, including environmental justice issues.