Lucas Smolcic Larson

Hi, I’m Lucas!

I’m currently a projects reporter at The Island Packet in Bluffton, South Carolina, where I’m part of a statewide projects team. I recently graduated from Brown University, where I studied anthropology and Portuguese and served as Metro and Special Projects Editor for The College Hill Independent, an alt-weekly distributed in Providence, Rhode Island.

Previously, I have reported on community organizing in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro for RioOnWatch.org, written FOIA-based stories as an editorial intern at MuckRock News, and contributed to investigative, data-driven projects at The New England Center for Investigative Reporting in Boston, the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University’s School of Communications in Washington, D.C. and The Washington Post.

My bylines have appeared in The Nation, WGBH News and The Providence Journal. The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, and KCBS Radio in San Francisco have also featured my reporting.

I’m originally from rural central Pennsylvania, although I was born in Quito, Ecuador — and would rather be in Brazil right now. Reach me with tips, feedback and your thoughts here. Hablo español / falo português!