Rupen R. Fofaria is a researcher and reporter for EdNC. He grew up in Garner, NC and went to school at Washington Elementary, Ligon Middle and W.G. Enloe High Schools before receiving his B.A. in Journalism from the University of Maryland at College Park. Rupen is an award-winning journalist whose writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The Orlando Sentinel, The Raleigh News & Observer and ESPN.com, among others. His passion is storytelling and shining light on untold and under-reported issues.