Wendy Ruderman is a former staff writer for The Marshall Project. She previously worked as an investigative journalist at The Philadelphia Inquirer, where she was a lead reporter on "Toxic City: Sick Schools," which exposed how environmental hazards, including asbestos and lead paint, made children and teachers sick. The series was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in Local Reporting and Harvard's Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. Ruderman co-authored an investigation that uncovered a rogue police narcotics squad; it won a Pulitzer in 2010. A reporter since 1991, Ruderman has written extensively about policing, stop-and-frisk tactics, corruption and racial profiling for The New York Times and other publications. She earned a master's from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1997.