Savannah Tryens-Fernandes

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United States

Child Health and Wellness Reporter,


Savannah Tryens-Fernandes is a child health and wellness reporter at the Alabama Education Lab, part of Prior to, she worked as a senior Africa associate at Human Rights Watch, where she documented xenophobic attacks against migrants in South Africa. She holds a BA in Political Science from Villanova University and an MS from Columbia Journalism School, where she was a Stabile Investigative Fellow. 


Covering the impact of the first youth homeless shelter in Birmingham that opened in 2023.