Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil is deputy editor of NBC Asian America and an award-winning reporter covering religion and Asian American communities. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and Harvard Divinity School, where she received a master’s in religious studies. She is a former U.S. Fulbright scholar to Sri Lanka, and has also studied in Japan, Morocco and South Africa. She has won awards and fellowships from the Los Angeles Press Club, the Orange County Press Club, the Catholic Press Association, the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and the Journalism and Women Symposium, and has written for publications including the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, NBC News, the Orange County Register, Religion News Service, Sojourners, the Christian Century, Angelus, Moment Magazine and Lion's Roar, and has been featured on the radio show Interfaith Voices. She lives with her family in Oakland, California.