Jamie Smith Hopkins is an editor and senior reporter for the Center for Public Integrity, a Washington, D.C.-based newsroom that investigates inequality. Her coverage includes investigations about the country’s racial wealth gap, a climate-damaging export boom and failures to protect workers on the job. She joined the center in 2014. Previously, she spent 15 years as a reporter for The Baltimore Sun. As a 2016 Center for Health Journalism National Fellow, she reported on America’s super-polluters and on the invisible environmental hazards at many public schools, for which she received first place honors in the National Awards for Education Reporting data journalism category and the Radio Television Digital News Association’s Edward R. Murrow Award for Continuing Coverage and finalist honors in the Society for Advancing Business Editing & Writing health/science category. She has also received the 2019 Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism and the 2015 Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism, as well as awards from the Society of Environmental Journalists, the National Press Foundation, Editor & Publisher, the National Association of Science Writers the Society of Professional Journalists' D.C. chapter. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.