Hafsa Quraishi

Hafsa Quraishi is a WUSF Public Media digital news intern for fall 2017.

Born and raised in Jacksonville, Hafsa moved to Tampa to attend the University of South Florida.

She is now in her junior year, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, with a concentration in news-editorial reporting, and a minor in Psychology.

The year that just ended was a deadly one for manatees in Florida.

Preliminary data shows that 538 manatees were found dead in Florida waterways last year, according to state officials.

As Hurricane Irma approaches Florida, tourism-related businesses are preparing for a potentially catastrophic impact.