Natalia Salazar recently earned her master's degree in investigative journalism at Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism and will be attending NYU this fall for a dual master's degree program in international journalism and Latin American and Caribbean studies. Salazar, along with Laura Pérez Sánchez and Kelliann Duncan, will investigate for the 2023 National Fellowship how the Puerto Rico Police respond to mental health emergencies and how reforms mandated by a 2013 federal consent decree have impacted their treatment of people with mental illness.