Theresa Vargas is a reporter for the Post’s local enterprise team. Her stories have taken her, among other places, into a home for transgender teens, a support group for wheelchair-bound survivors of gun violence, and a courtroom where a woman with Down syndrome fought for the right to decide how she lives. During the peak of the recession, she and a photographer traveled across the country
to chronicle how Americans were coping. Before coming to the Post, she worked at Newsday in New York. She is a graduate of Stanford University and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.