Karen Mawdsley is a senior at the University of Maryland studying multi-platform journalism and Spanish. She works with the Capital News Service online bureau in College Park, Maryland, focusing on digital storytelling and data visualization. She has held reporting and editing internships with McClatchy-Tribune, The Herald-Mail and The Baltimore Sun. She has also done communications work with the University of Maryland Graduate Student Legal Aid Office and the National Association for the Education of Young Children. You can find her on Twitter @the_mawdster and on her website .