Da Yeon Eom, Investigate Midwest | Civil Eats


Da Yeon Eom is an international scholar from South Korea. She earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and returned to her alma mater to gain a master's degree in journalism as a Hefner First Amendment Fellow. Throughout her education at Illinois, Da Yeon was involved in The Daily Illini, WPGU 107.1, Illinois Public Media, and Hear My Voice. Upon graduation, she worked at FleishmanHillard as a health and wellness team intern. She is interested in writing data-driven stories related to health, technology, and agriculture.

Guest Workers on North Carolina’s Tobacco Farms Are Fighting a ‘Green Monster’

A worker in a North Carolina tobacco field in 2020. (Photo provided by anonymous worker)