Chiara Eisner is a reporter for NPR's investigations team. Eisner came to NPR from The State in South Carolina, where her investigative reporting on the experiences of former execution workers received McClatchy's President's Award and her coverage of the biomedical horseshoe crab industry led to significant restrictions of the harvest.
She previously covered criminal justice for The Marshall Project, science for The Economist and, as a freelancer, reported on everything from an unscrupulous dietary health supplement company to the plot to murder a Central American environmental activist for a host of publications.
Before working as a reporter, Eisner researched neglected tropical diseases in Brazil, worked for an architectural design company in Boston, co-founded a global health nonprofit and taught English to adult immigrants. She has a bachelor's of science degree in public health and a master's of science degree in journalism.