Orion Donovan-Smith

Graduate Researcher

Orion Donovan-Smith is a graduate student in American University’s investigative reporting program. His reporting interests range from U.S. and international politics to poverty, criminal justice and public health.

After growing up outside Concrete, Washington, Donovan-Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in international studies from the University of Washington. He worked on international development and conflict management programs in central Africa before turning to journalism. In his spare time, Donovan-Smith enjoys photography and road tripping around the U.S.