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Jimmy Cloutier is a reporting fellow at OpenSecrets. Jimmy joined OpenSecrets in 2022 as the Roy W. Howard Reporting Fellow. He earned his undergraduate degree in English from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2014, after which he served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Armenia. Before making a career switch to journalism, he worked in education and publishing. While completing his studies at Arizona State University’s Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, he reported on police surveillance and the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.