sonia_smithSonia Smith is a senior editor at Texas Monthly. A native of Houston and a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Sonia cut her teeth reporting on crime on the bayou for the Baton Rouge Advocate. She has also written for Slate, the New York Times, and the Kyiv Post, and was a finalist for the 2008 Livingston Awards for Young Journalists for her reporting on sexual abuse at the Louisiana School for the Deaf.

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