Content Producer, LSU
My name is Sydney McGovern, and I’m a senior at Louisiana State University pursuing an honors dual degree in mass communication with a concentration in political communication and Spanish. I report on the Louisiana Legislature for over 60 news organizations across the state with the Manship Statehouse Bureau. I also serve as the vice president for Geaux Vote, an organization promoting civic engagement on LSU’s campus, and an ambassador for the Andrew Goodman Foundation, working to promote youth leadership development, voting access and social justice initiatives. In my reporting on Louisiana public affairs, I examined the state of projects to recover Louisiana’s diminishing coastline and provided nuance to the relationship between the state’s thriving oil and gas industry and the transition to clean energy. As a member of Climate 360, I hope to paint a picture of how the South is threatened by climate change and explore ways to combat these threats.