Lucas Smolcic Larson is an intern at the Investigative Reporting Workshop. Prior to coming to IRW, he studied anthropology and Portuguese at Brown University and edited the College Hill Independent, an alt-weekly distributed in Providence. Lucas has interned at the New England Center for Investigative Reporting at WGBH News in Boston and at MuckRock, a nonprofit that does public records reporting.
He has also covered favela communities’ facing state-sponsored eviction in Rio de Janeiro for the Brazilian news site RioOnWatch. Originally from the mountains of rural central Pennsylvania, you can find Larson backpacking and cycling in his free time. Follow his work here.