AJ McDougall is a breaking news intern for The Daily Beast. A senior studying English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, she has served as an investigative reporter and essayist for The Columbia Daily Spectator, the university's independent, student-run paper. She has freelanced for VICE and E! News, and has previously worked as an editorial intern for Vogue Singapore and Backstage Magazine. You can reach her at amanda.mcdougall@thedailybeast.com.