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David Andrew Strobel

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

By Lou Kilzer
Thursday, April 25, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

Noteworthy: Co-winner of the North Hills School District's Distinguished Alumni Award

Age: 45

Residence: Bangkok

Family: Son, Gabriel, 10, and daughter, Paula, 8

Background: Strobel is regional American Red Cross representative in Bangkok. He has worked on five continents in major emergencies, as well as in conflict or post-conflict situations in Pakistan, Ecuador, Guatemala, Rwanda, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Colombia.

Education: North Hills Senior High School; bachelor's degree in international political economy, Capital University, Columbus, Ohio; master's degree, international affairs, Ohio University.

Quote: “I come from a long family tradition of service to others and proudly continue that tradition. I have had the privilege of working with some of the most vulnerable populations in the world. And, yes, I have a heavy dose of wanderlust.”

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