Emily Bader is the health reporter for the Sun Journal in Lewiston, Maine. As a 2021 Data Fellow at the Center for Health Journalism, she reported on the impacts of the opioid epidemic on Maine's children and families. Prior to joining the Sun Journal in April 2021, she was a staff writer at the Lakes Region Weekly/The Forecaster. The Maine Press Association named her the best young journalist in the state in 2021. A native of Los Angeles, Emily graduated from Wellesley College in 2018 with a degree in International Relations-History.