Cam Rodriguez

Data and Graphics Reporter

Cam Rodriguez is a Data and Graphics Reporter on Chalkbeat’s data visuals team. Before coming to Chalkbeat, she was a freelance reporter and a Dow Jones News Fund data intern with USA TODAY’s national data team, using spatial data to visualize historical disparity and how neighborhoods change over time. She is a recent graduate of DePaul University’s journalism and geography programs, where she is working toward her Masters in data journalism, and is the managing editor at DePaul’s award-winning student magazine, 14 East. Cam has also reported as an intern and production assistant at WTTW, Chicago’s PBS station, was a ElectionsSOS Fellow with the Detroit Free Press in 2020, and researched housing policy at DePaul’s Institute for Housing Studies.

As Colorado districts prepare to vote on school closures, Chalkbeat answered some common questions.
Some advocacy groups downplay the role of big campaign spending, but others see a chilling effect.
Proposed changes include four enrollment zones, seven school closures and grade changes at 39 schools.