2022, 2023 RAINFOREST INVESTIGATIONS FELLOW (UNITED STATES)
Sasha Chavkin is an investigative reporter specializing in the environment, Latin America, and public corruption.
He was the lead reporter for OCCRP's "Nicaragua's Forgotten Deforestation Crisis" investigation and is a 2021-22 Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Chavkin was a reporter for ICIJ from 2013 to 2020, where he worked on major international investigative collaborations such as the Implant Files and Paradise Papers. His stories have led to a worldwide recall of breast implants associated with elevated cancer risks and the forgiveness of billions of dollars in federal student debt held by borrowers with severe disabilities.
He holds a dual masters degree in journalism and international affairs from Columbia University.