Kristine Crane is an adjunct instructor at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications in Gainesville, where she is also working on a doctorate. She began her journalism career in Rome, Italy, writing for The Wall Street Journal and Religious News Service, as well as two English-language start-ups, Italy Daily, an insert to the International Herald Tribune, and The American in Italia, now an online magazine for which she writes a monthly column. She helped cover the death of Pope John Paul II for the WSJ, and one of her stories was nominated for the Peter R. Weitz Journalism Prize for transatlantic reporting. She’s fluent in Italian and had a Fulbright to study migration in Italy. She later returned to the U.S. to attend the Columbia School of Journalism for a Master’s in science reporting and then worked as a health and science reporter for publications in Washington D.C., including U.S. News & World Report, and newspapers in Florida, where she received the Sunshine State Award for health reporting. She’s taught courses at UF in digital storytelling, multimedia reporting, and narrative nonfiction, and she’s an advisor of Atrium, student-led nonfiction publication. She’s freelanced journalism for various publications, along with essays and poems. She holds an MFA from Pacific University. In 2021, one of her poems was recognized in the Giuseppe Carpanacci National and International Poetry and Prose Competition. She will join the Cagli team in the summer of 2024.