Eric Dietrich has joined the Great Falls Tribune as a cops & courts reporter. Previously, he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the weekly MSU Exponent from 2010-12, rebuilding the student publication in the aftermath of a major downturn and leading it to recognition as an Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker Finalist in 2011. Eric earned a bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from Montana State University in 2013 and was also an active member in the campus’s award-winning Engineers Without Borders chapter, traveling four times to rural western Kenya while a student to advance water and sanitation projects at primary schools. He looks forward to applying his data analysis skills to exploring Montana’s public safety issues, and can be followed on Twitter at @GTrib_EricD.