Athena Ankrah
Athena Ankrah uh-THEE-nuh AHN-cruh (she/they)
News Reporter, Phoenix

Athena Ankrah expects to graduate in May 2023 with bachelor’s degrees in journalism and transborder studies. Ankrah has interned as a reporter with The Arizona Republic and KJZZ.

Latest from Athena Ankrah

Tempe water plant to reopen as decades long drought continues

Tempe’s Kyrene Water Reclamation Facility shut down during the Great Recession, but new federal dollars will allow the city to restart the plant to help ensure the city’s water supply.


Could cicada ‘songs’ disappear for good?

Research suggests climate change is already impacting when cicadas’ first songs of summer begin and hotter temperatures could also affect their life cycle.


Tempe water plant to reopen as decades long drought continues

Tempe’s Kyrene Water Reclamation Facility shut down during the Great Recession, but new federal dollars will allow the city to restart the plant to help ensure the city’s water supply.

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Organizations in Tapachula work to educate migrant children despite huge barriers

TAPACHULA, Mexico – Migrant children in Tapachula seeking education face many barriers to entry, including moving from shelter to shelter, lacking proper documents to enroll in local schools or needing to work to help support their families. Some spaces offer limited schooling, but most facilities are too overrun to accommodate everyone. But one school, with limited resources, is trying to change that.