Astrid Kayembe (she/her) is an award-winning culture reporter from South Central Los Angeles. She was a reporting fellow at Los Angeles Times. She’s also covered local communities and contributed national and regional stories for the USA Today Network a Report for America fellow at the Memphis Commercial Appeal. She previously served as a COVID-19 reporting intern at the Los Angeles Times, as a Truth Told fellow at Refinery29 through the Google News Initiative and social media associate at L.A. Taco. Outside of work, you can find Astrid binge watching TV series and trying new restaurants.