Vivi Smilgius is a metro co-op at the Boston Globe. She will graduate from Emerson in 2024 with a degree in journalism and minors in environmental studies and women's, gender, and sexuality studies.
Smilgius started her study of journalism at Belmont University in 2020, where she was a senior writer at the university’s student newspaper, the Belmont Vision. She transferred to Emerson College in 2021 and climbed the ranks of the college’s student newspaper, The Berkeley Beacon. Smilgius started as a news correspondent, then became an assistant editor in the news and sports sections, and finished her time at The Beacon as editor in chief in the fall of 2022.
Smilgius later became a real estate intern at Boston.com, where she covered Boston’s tight real estate market and its constant changes. She then became a metro co-op at the Boston Globe, where she currently works covering news in Boston and New England. She also writes the occasional opinion piece and Sunday Address article.
As a metro co-op, Smilgius wrote about the July 2023 flooding in Vermont; the effects of climate change on Boston and New England; environmental justice in the city; the college student experience in Boston; and the people who positively impact Massachusetts.
In addition to the publications above, Smilgius has bylines in the Chesterton Tribune, YourMag, and Brookline.News.