R.A. Schuetz is a Hearst Fellow at the Connecticut Media Group covering Norwalk in Fairfield County. 

She worked at Hoodline, a Bay Area news publication, where she covered housing, local legislation, breaking news and features. She has also written for SF Weekly, The Bold Italic and 7x7, among other publications. She loves finding human stories that show the impacts of larger trends and breaking down complicated subjects. 

Before becoming a journalist, Schuetz was an educator for three years, both at a traditional public school and with the KIPP charter school network. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Harvard College and was a Reporting Fellow at the Columbia Journalism School's Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism.