April Simpson is a South Florida-based freelance journalist. Her work has appeared in The Boston Globe, The Seattle Times, and Tampa Bay Times. A 2010-11 U.S. Fulbright Scholar, April freelanced for U.S. media outlets and taught Media Studies at the University of Botswana, where she also researched the development of online news media. In addition to her freelance work, April travels monthly to Central America and the Caribbean to report on extreme poverty for a global development charity. April earned her Master of Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Smith College.