Sommer Brugal was IRW’s 2018-2019 Graduate Fellow and has recently joined Treasure Coast News as an education reporter.
She recently completed her master’s in journalism and public affairs at American University. Prior to joining the IRW, Brugal lived in Austin, Texas, where she worked as a freelance writer/reporter covering city government for the Austin Monitor. During her time in Austin, she also authored lifestyle and entertainment stories for a number of local magazines, including EASTside Magazine, EATER Austin, and Austin Woman Magazine. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her dog, Nokie, attending concerts, or searching for the city’s best bowl of spaghetti.