Olga Pierce is a staff writer for ProPublica. She is a recent graduate of the Stabile Investigative Journalism Seminar at Columbia University, where she won a Horton Prize for health reporting. Before Columbia, she covered health policy for United Press International in Washington where, in addition to writing stories about Medicare Part D, uninsured Americans and AIDS vaccine, she appeared as a commentator on C-SPAN and went to Camp David as a White House pool reporter. Her stories have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Hindustan Times, Lincoln Journal-Star and other newspapers. Olga is fluent in Czech and has a bachelor’s in international economics from Georgetown University.