Nicole Sganga '15 | October 28, 2014 | Notre Dame Magazine
Equipped with a knapsack of notebooks, three changes of clothes and a camera, this summer I boarded a plane headed from LaGuardia to Sittwe. Waiting at that airport on the other side of the world was Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof and the aftermath of the 2012 riots in Rhakine State, Myanmar. Thanks to my successful entry in a New York Times’ competition, together we reported on an ethnic conflict that has forced the Muslim minority known as the Rohingya into 21st century concentration camps and turned Buddhist authorities into the unlikely proponents of genocide.
Overnight I went from covering Fighting Irish football to a humanitarian crisis in Myanmar.