Lia Russell is a journalist from San Francisco, California. Lia earned a B.A. from Bard College. Before coming to Columbia she was a staff reporter at FCW, where she covered the federal workforce and government in Washington, D.C. She focuses on investigative and audio reporting at Columbia Journalism School, and her work has been published in SF Weekly, The American Prospect, The Strikewave and The New Republic. You can reach her on Twitter: @LiaOffLeash.