Fairriona is a public health reporter at The Trace. Previously, she created a newsletter focused on health disparities and environmental injustice titled Tropes & Stereotypes. Fairriona has covered a range of topics including public safety, climate change, and food insecurity as an undergraduate and graduate student. She attended North Carolina A&T State University where she studied mass media production. She received a graduate degree from the Missouri School of Journalism, specializing in science writing.