Nina Sparling is an investigative reporter at The Public’s Radio, the NPR affiliate covering Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. She has written for outlets including The New York Times, the San Francisco Public Press, Logic Magazine, and the Global Investigative Journalism Network. Her radio work has aired on NPR, Marketplace, KQED, Capital Public Radio, and the podcast 70 Million. She attended the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. For the 2023 National Fellowship, Sparling will explore why Rhode Island renters continue to face hazardous conditions in their homes, despite regulations intended to ensure safe and healthy housing.