Amy DiPierro is a data journalist at the Center for Public Integrity. Her 2022 reporting on students experiencing homelessness, “Unhoused & Undercounted,” received the Breaking Barriers Award from the Institute for Nonprofit News Awards and the Stewart B. McKinney Award from the National Homelessness Law Center. DiPierro previously reported for the Desert Sun in Palm Springs and BusinessDen in Denver. For the California Health Equity Fellowship, DiPierro and colleague María Inés Zamudio will investigate why some Californians don’t have access to affordable and safe drinking water – and who profits from that unequal access.