Erin Stone is a freelance researcher for National Geographic Magazine and a multimedia journalist. Her work tends to focus on trauma, addiction, economic and social disparities, and human rights. Her work has taken her from a rattlesnake roundup in Sweetwater, TX, to a roomful of surgeons performing a liver transplant in Rio de Janeiro, to an old bar in Revere Beach, MA, where she documented the lives of Vietnam veterans, cocaine dealers and Revere natives who frequented the place. In 2014, she received a National Geographic Young Explorers Grant to produce a multimedia project documenting the impact that construction of California's high speed rail system has had and will have on diverse communities in the Central Valley. She has worked for the Dallas Observer, covering homelessness, Texas foster care, and criminal justice, as well as in the heart of American oil country as a reporter for the daily paper of Midland, TX. Her articles there led to the paper receiving a statewide award for compelling coverage of mental health issues. She is currently pursuing her Master's at UC Berkeley School of Journalism, with a focus on New Media and Investigative Reporting.