Leah Binkovitz is a current graduate student in the sociology department. She was the senior editor for Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research and its Urban Edge blog. She previously covered Fort Bend County for the Houston Chronicle. Before that, she was a journalism fellow in Washington, D.C., where she reported for the Washington Post and NPR. Binkovitz earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and her master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.