Lyndsey Gilpin
Executive editor

Lyndsey Gilpin is the founder of Southerly. Based in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, she is a reporter and editor who has covered climate change, energy, environmental justice all over the U.S. She is also a 2021-22 JSK Senior Community Impact fellow, focusing on information access in rural Southern communities of color.

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Tajah McQueen
Digital Engagement Editor

Tajah is Southerly’s digital engagement editor, leading Southerly’s social media channels and weekly newsletter, and will focus on deepening community relationships. Originally from New York, Tajah is fully rooted in Louisville, Ken. Her work both in and out of the office has centered around community and engagement. Tajah previously worked with Ohio Valley ReSource sharing news stories and connecting with listeners. Tajah enjoys roller skating and tarot cards.

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Leah Little
Director of Major Gifts

Leah is Southerly’s director of major gifts, focusing on identifying, cultivating, growing, and maintaining relationships with major donors interested in supporting our community-powered journalism. Leah’s first work for nonprofits was inspired by humanitarian trips to Latin America as a teenager. Since then, she has worked in refugee resettlement and disaster response organizations. Most recently, she was executive director of Circle of Health International, and she’s held several other positions in fundraising and management at nonprofits. Leah lives in Austin, Texas. She enjoys playing tennis and pickleball.

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Amal Ahmed
Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Reporter

Amal is leading Southerly’s journalism and community engagement around disaster preparedness and recovery. She is a freelance journalist based in Dallas, Texas. She covers climate and the environment, with a focus on justice and equity. Previously, she was a reporter at the Texas Observer, and a fact-checker at Texas Monthly. Her work has also been published in a variety of outlets, including CityLab and Popular Science.

Victoria Bouloubasis
, Enlace Latino NC + Southerly

Victoria Bouloubasis is reporting on environmental issues in Latinx, immigrant, and refugee communities in North Carolina for us and Enlace Latino NC. All stories are available in Spanish.

Victoria is a trilingual journalist and documentary filmmaker from North Carolina. Her work aims to dispel myths about the Global South — its people and places — against the backdrop of complex social, political and personal histories. For more than a decade she has reported stories at the intersection of food, labor and im/migration.  She has won awards for her immigration reporting, which includes a story on a deported N.C. teen’s life in El Salvador,  and earned a James Beard Award nomination for food writing with local impact. Victoria has reported from the U.S. South, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Greece. She is based in Durham, N.C.

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