Ariel GansFreelance Reporting Intern
Ariel Gans is a political reporting intern focusing on the 2022 election cycle. She recently got her master’s of journalism from Northwestern University, where she specialized in politics, policy, and foreign affairs reporting. A Chicago transplant, Ariel has written for USA Today, MarketWatch, OpenSecrets, and Inside Climate News among other publications.
While votes are still being counted, it appears that the next Legislature will include the most women and LGBTQ members ever. Advocacy groups are already celebrating, but how much difference will the diversity make in policy?