Hello! I'm Greta. I am a journalist with interests in reporting, editing and audience development serving local audiences. 

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and moved to Phoenix to attend Arizona State University in 2019 (before moving back home for just over a year through the pandemic). At ASU, I am a junior pursuing my BA in journalism and minors in Spanish and digital audiences.

In my free time, I enjoy trying new foods, hiking, biking and rewatching my favorite shows and movies. If you'd like to connect, please send me an email at gforslund@comcast.net.

Featured work:

Cutbacks in water for central AZ farmers expected

Arizona may be facing its first official declaration of water shortage next year, a move that would trigger water cutbacks of 512,000 acre-feet — almost 20% of Arizona’s Colorado River entitlement — affecting mainly agricultural users. The 24-Month Study on the Colorado River system, released this month by the Bureau of Reclamation, projects that in June water levels in Lake Mead will fall below 1,075 feet for the first time, which would put the state in a Tier 1 shortage. A Tier 1 shortage, w

Affordable housing tax credit draws ardent debate

Some lawmakers and housing advocates fear two bills proposing a state low income housing tax credit program are the wrong response to the mounting issue of housing affordability in Arizona. The program, currently operated in Arizona from the federal level, offers tax credits against insurance premium taxes and corporate income taxes to developers of qualified affordable housing projects. The bills, introduced by Rep. Regina Cobb, R-Kingman, and Sen. David Gowan, R-Sierra Vista, would allocate

Voter Protection Act blocking bipartisan bill

Rep. Leo Biasiucci was waiting his turn to fight a parking ticket in court when the idea came to him. As the Lake Havasu City Republican watched people ahead of him tell the judge they couldn’t afford to pay their tickets, he wondered why there wasn’t a way to lift the financial burden. Payment plans weren’t an option; an additional fee is required to start one, he said. Biasiucci’s HB2110, first introduced as HB2055 in 2020, proposes that judges could order people to do community service, val

Supreme Court opens door for more privacy intrusion

An Arizona Supreme Court ruling January 11 allows police to obtain information about people’s internet activity and identity without first getting a search warrant, making it easier for the government to see what most consider to be private information about their online habits. In an unusual 4-3 split decision, the majority said police may obtain internet users’ IP addresses and personal information they give their internet service providers using only subpoenas. Combined, this information can

'Voices of ASU' zine chronicles students' stories of ASU Counseling Services

The compilation of stories has led to student discussions with administration about increasing accessibility In a nine-page zine featuring stories of students' experiences with ASU Counseling Services, four ASU students have taken what began as a group project to exchanges with the University’s highest officials about changing operations to better accommodate students with disabilities. The four creators of the zine, seniors Lucas Selby, Anjali Mistry, Taylor Carstens and graduate student Kevi

Tempe allocates $4 million toward assisting domestic violence victims

The funds will go toward transitional housing for the CARE 7 program as well as additional counseling resources in schools After a sharp rise in domestic violence calls since the beginning of the pandemic, the city of Tempe announced it will allocate $4 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security and Victims of Crime Act funds to expand victim services, hoping to reach more of the thousands of Tempe residents who experience domestic violence yearly. The city of Tempe announced the

Inside ASU's COVID-19 exposure management system

As positive coronavirus cases continue to be reported within the ASU student community, many students know friends and classmates who have tested positive and were sent into isolation. However, many aren't familiar with what the full process looks like. In an interview with The State Press Thursday, Vice President of Student Services Joanne Vogel and Associate Vice President of ASU Health Services and Counseling Services Aaron Krasnow explained the University’s exposure management methods and r

PETA requests state audit of ASU research

In a letter to the Arizona auditor general, the group requested an investigation into ASU's use of state resources to support animal experiments In a letter sent to the Arizona Auditor General on Sept. 2, animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, requested an audit of ASU and UA’s use of state resources to support animal research activities that may have led to animal euthanization due to the pandemic. The letter requests an investigation of the universit

Health disparities increase impact of COVID-19 on communities of color

Indigenous people make up 21% of Arizona's COVID-19 deaths but only 5.3% of the state's population April is National Minority Health Month, and this year, racial and ethnic minority communities are facing the consequences of health care disparities during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Issues like higher rates of underlying conditions, food deserts, limited access to health care and environmental toxins put communities of color across the nation at higher risk for contracting COVID-19, the dise

ASU professors create virtual COVID-19 archive accessible worldwide

The archive will serve as a look back at how people across the world experienced COVID-19 Catherine O’Donnell and Mark Tebeau knew the world was approaching a major historical period as university closures became more extensive near the end of spring break. As historians, they wanted to create an archive where people from across the world could document their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a matter of days, this idea became “A Journal of the Plague Year: An Archive of COVID-19.”

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