Our 2023-2024 student interns are paired with their respective Fellows below:

Fellow Pamela K. Johnson's team

Sarah RichardsonSarah Richardson, senior

Sarah, from Streamwood, IL, is studying journalism, marketing and communication leadership. She served as the Marquette University Television general manager for the 2022–23 school year and before that worked as a news producer for MUTV for two years. Her interests include multimedia reporting, crime and legal systems.

Hannah HernandezHannah Hernandez, first-year graduate student

Hannah, of Milwaukee, WI, is an incoming Marquette graduate student studying communication and media studies. As an undergraduate at Marquette, she studied journalism with a double minor in writing-intensive English and Spanish. In the 2022–23 school year, she served as an assistant news editor for the Marquette Wire student-run news operation. She will also serve as an O’Brien graduate program assistant in 2023–24.


Fellow Linda Lutton's team

Hope MosesHope Moses, senior

Hope, of Milwaukee, WI, is studying journalism and peace studies. In 2022–2023, she served as the editor of diversity and inclusion at the Marquette Wire, and was selected in spring 2023 as Wire executive director for the 2023–24 academic year. She co-founded the Advancement and Guidance for Journalists of Color group. Hope was Marquette’s inaugural Foley Fellow, named for war journalist Jim Foley, and is guided by Foley’s moral courage.

Kevin FitzpatrickKevin Fitzpatrick, senior

Kevin grew up in Lake Barrington, IL. He is majoring in journalism, with minors in advertising and digital media. In 2022–23, he worked as a news reporter for the Marquette Wire student-run news operation, with stories featured in the Marquette Tribune and Journal. Previously, he spent three semesters hosting a show for Marquette University Radio. He is interested in public service journalism, as well as sports.


Fellow Lindsay Muscato's team

Julia AbuzzahabJulia Abuzzahab, senior

Julia, from Wausau, WI, is studying journalism and film and media studies. She served as the executive news editor of the Marquette Wire student media operation for the 2022–23 academic year, and previously was an assistant news editor and a news reporter. Julia says her passion for journalism stems from sharing other people’s stories.

Grace CadyGrace Cady, senior

Grace, from Delafield, WI, is studying journalism and political science. She spent spring 2023 in Washington, D.C., through the Les Aspin Center. At the Marquette Wire, Grace has served as an executive opinions editor, opinions columnist and news reporter. Internships include Milwaukee Magazine and the National Federation of Federal Employees. She was named a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel intern for summer 2023.


Fellow Angela Peterson's team

Isabel BonebrakeIsabel Bonebrake, senior

Isabel, from Frankfort, IL, is studying journalism with minors in digital media and creative writing. At the Marquette Wire, she is the chief photographer overseeing four staff photographers. She has won multiple awards, including recognition from the Milwaukee Press Club and Wisconsin Newspaper Association. In her free time, Isabel enjoys reading, watching films and spending time with friends and family.

Megan WoolardMegan Woolard, senior

Megan, a journalism and English literature student, served as the managing editor of The Marquette Tribune in 2022–23 and was selected to return to that student-media role for 2023–24. Megan is involved on campus as a part of Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. She loves to cheer on her hometown team, the Portland Trail Blazers, and enjoys collecting CDs and exploring new cities.

The O’Brien Fellowship is committed to providing experienced journalists with the tools to pursue ambitious long-term projects in service of the public interest. In this vein, each fellow is paired with a hand-selected team of student interns who provide quality reporting and production support over the course of the project.

Our interns aren’t assigned busy work. They’re treated as entry-level reporters whose work and skills have a real impact on our fellows’ success. Many students even gain byline credit or go on to work in the fellow’s home newsroom in a university-sponsored summer internship. In this way, we strive to not only empower experienced journalists to do great work now, but also to train up-and-coming reporters to do great work in the future.