Meet the Foot in the Door Fellows Class of 2022 — Steven Vargas

Steven is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where he received a B.A. double major in theatre and journalism with a minor in dance and an M.A. in specialized journalism (the arts). Outside of USC, he was part of the second cohort of The Kennedy Center’s BIPOC Critics Lab led by Jose Solís.

He previously interned at USA Today, BuzzFeed News and ET Live. Currently, he is a College Journalism Network Fellow with CalMatters. While studying at USC, he co-founded the Equity Board with Annenberg Media as part of a Poynter College Media Project. The board’s mission is to provide oversight and insight to ensure journalists follow equitable reporting practices.

You can also find his writing in the L.A. Sentinel, Dance Magazine and The Wrap.