Gheni Platenburg is a freelance journalist with a passion for covering issues related to race, politics and social justice. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Lilly and the Victoria (TX) Advocate. Platenburg has covered stories ranging from Myanmar refugees resettling in South Texas and racial disparities in mortgage interest rates to data-driven stories on demographic trends and the historical, inspirational and controversial stories that surround politicians and the political process. In addition to freelancing, Platenburg also teaches journalism courses at Auburn University where she also conducts research on race and media.