What we at the Des are grateful for

Survey, intern introductions and a puppy photo!

This Thanksgiving we are grateful for the four person team that has helped get the Des to you the past three months. Read more about our team below and fill out our reader survey for a chance to win a T-Shirt from For Everyone Collective.


Tiana Lockett

Tiana is the Research & Reporting Intern for The Des. She is a senior at Loyola Marymount University, pursuing a degree in Political Science with a double minor in Bioethics and Philosophy.


Laine Napoli

Laine Napoli is The Des’ Social Media and Marketing Intern for Fall 2021. Laine is from southern New Jersey and is studying multi-platform journalism and women, gender and sexuality studies at the University of Maryland. 

When Laine is not writing and creating content for The Des she can be found trying the newest makeup hack, scoping out vegan restaurants, spending time on the beach or attempting to train her puppy, Lola. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram and visit her website!  


Natalie Mattson

Natalie is a Graphic Design/Data Visualization Intern for The Des. She is a graduate of Oberlin College, who is currently working as a Social Media Manager for Mission Created.


Mckayla Buckley

Mckayla Buckley is a Design and Brand Intern for the Des, and a fourth year studying Law and Visual Communications. In her free time she loves cycling, hikes, and reading!


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A deepest of bow of gratitude from our founder, LJ Dawson, for your continued support of The Des and our quest to better inform and connect those involved and impacted by the justice system. Eat good today and spend some time with those you love!