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Sequoia Carrillo

Sequoia Carrillo is a reporter for NPR's Education Team. Along with covering big stories like the student debt crisis and segregation in K-12 schools, she reports on innovation in the education space — sometimes for Code Switch.

Since 2020, she's managed the Student Podcast Challenge, an initiative to get younger voices on the airwaves, and has traveled around the country to hear students' stories.

Prior to covering education at NPR, she started as an intern on the How I Built This team where she learned how to cut tape, wrangle guests and write out 100 questions before every interview.

Carrillo holds a bachelor's degree in history and media studies from the University of Virginia and a master's in journalism from Georgetown University.