Writer, Producer, and Project Coordinator for

Mainstream Media and International Aid Organizations



  • Bilingual in English/Spanish, intermediate French

  • Researching, writing, editing, producing, and project coordinating

  • MAC/PC proficient, including social media, and content management systems

  • Videography, Photography, and Multimedia Editing

  • Fieldwork in Latin America & Caribbean, Africa, and Europe


Independent Journalist/Research and Media Consultant, Washington, DC 2016 – present

  • Research, write, edit, and produce reports and multimedia content, as well as participate in fact finding missions about global development, diplomacy, and US civil rights for international aid organizations and mainstream media outlets such as Al Jazeera English, TV3 Barcelona, Sojourners Magazine, The Climate Justice Alliance, and World Learning.

Communications Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, DC 2013-2015

  • Researched, wrote, and produced reports and multimedia content, including documentaries, explainer videos and web features on development issues in Latin America and the Caribbean with a primary focus on capacity building in Haiti.

Independent Journalist/Producer/Media Consultant, Miami/Washington, DC 2005-2012

  • Investigative reporter, producer, and project consultant for BBC, NBC, Al Jazeera English, Discovery, Univision, Telemundo,, International Reporting Project, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Howard G. Buffett Foundation, Catholic Relief Services, HDNet World Report, El País, Sojourners Magazine The Washington Post. Adjunct journalism professor at American University. Coordinated media trips to Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Reporter/Translator, Agencia EFE, Miami, Florida 2003-2004

  • Investigated, wrote and translated news for the America’s desk of Spain’s main newswire service.

Reporter and Stringer, Madrid Spain and Miami, Florida 2000-2003

  • Served as a temporary Associated Press reporter in Miami reporting on Latin American and Caribbean affairs, U.S. Hispanics, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; served as a Madrid-based stringer and a Miami Metro Intern at The Miami Herald; served as a reporter for Bear Publishing Company in Madrid, writing for its English-language magazines The Broadsheet and Ink, the Magazine of the British Council.


B.A. Peace Studies/Political Science Whitworth University, Spokane, Washington

Fieldwork in Central America and Jamaica.

M.A. Anthropology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Fieldwork in El Salvador and Cuba with focus on arts for youth development.

M.A. Journalism, El País School of Journalism/Autonomous University Madrid, Spain

Spanish-language writing and reporting through hands-on program at El País Newspaper with specialization in immigration reporting.



  • Working on a personal memoir about anthropological fieldwork exploring youth development and violence in post-war El Salvador, collaborating on academic and journalistic articles with other experts on this topic. (2016-2017)

  • Assisting with communications content and media outreach for the Climate Justice Alliance, an organization focused on environmental justice for minorities. (2016-2017)

  • Assisted World Learning’s social inclusion team writing content about tools for identifying and measuring the needs of marginalized peoples around the globe. (2016)

  • Investigated World Learning’s educational strategies and international exchange programs for underserved youth such as girls, minorities and refugee children. (2016)

  • Participated in a National Press Foundation fellowship on aging and retirement then wrote and produced multimedia report on aging and pensions in Latin America and the Caribbean for the Inter-American Development Bank. (2014-2015)

  • Produced International Reporting Project’s Kenya Delegation on Reproductive Health and Population in conjunction with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Investigated, coordinated, and led a thematic newsgathering delegation to Kenya. (2012)

  • Investigated, wrote, and produced multimedia reports on gender, family planning, youth and aging in Kenya for the International Reporting Project and mainstream news outlets including The Global Post and Public Radio International. (2012-2013)

  • Investigated, wrote, and produced La Gata, a documentary about aging and immigration through the eyes of female tango singer La Gata, a 78-year-old undocumented immigrant from Argentina. (2006)


  • Cuba investigations, Cuba trip coordinating for media and educational programs including BBC, NBC, Al Jazeera, Discovery, HDNet World Report, The Miami Herald, The AP, The Miami New Times, El País, EFE, and World Learning’s Experiment in International Living. (2000-2016)

  • Covered passing for Fidel Castro for Sojourners Magazine (2016)

  • Investigated civil rights and voting rights for Al Jazeera English during the 2016 US elections in North Carolina, Virginia and Florida (2016)

  • Produced reports and multimedia materials on the arts for conflict resolution at World Learning’s Summer Peacebuilding Program for mid-level professionals from around the world. (2016)

  • Investigated, wrote, and produced a special multimedia report on a secessionist movement in Mombasa, Kenya for PBS NewsHour (2012), wrote report about inter-religious peacebuilding in Mombasa and other parts of Kenya for Sojourners Magazine (2016)

  • Led, produced and wrote an investigation into the search for children of the disappeared in Argentina for HDNet World Report. (2010)

  • Led, produced and wrote investigation into jurisdictional issues for US-born foster children sent to live abroad with biological family, Univision’s television news magazine show Aquí y Ahora (2009)

  • Coordinating producer and blog writer for Discovery Communications covering science, the environment, health, cultural preservation, and international diplomacy. (2010)

  • Produced and wrote reports about terrorism for NBC and The Washington Post. (2007-2009)


  • Lead investigator, writer and multimedia producer for the Inter-American Development Bank’s work on post-disaster capacity building in Haiti’s water and agriculture sectors. Produced the academic documentary Water Everlasting? The Battle to Secure Haiti’s Most Essential Resource, and coordinated screenings and panel discussions at universities such as UC Berkeley, UCLA, University of Washington and George Washington University, as well as at Miami’s Little Haiti Cultural Center, and IDB headquarters in Washington. Wrote a series of multimedia reports on Haiti’s struggle for food security and improved access to markets. (2013-2015)

  • Served as a media relations strategist to the Inter-American Development Bank’s rural development, biodiversity, tourism, and natural disasters specialists. (2014-2015)

  • Investigated, wrote, shot, and produced multimedia reports on food security and water resource management for Howard G. Buffett Foundation and Catholic Relief Services in Central America. (2011)


  • World Music Critic for Miami New Times with emphasis on Latin Alternative and Caribbean music (2004-2009)

  • Online writing and editing for arts and culture preview websites Miami and (2007, 2010)

  • Wrote, shot, and produced a multimedia series titled Defining Mi Gente about the diversity of US Hispanics for (2011-2012)

  • Production Assistant for entertainment programs and docudramas in Miami for Spanish Media Company Plural Entertainment (2007)

  • Graduate research in anthropology on music and the arts for youth development in El Salvador and Cuba (1998-1999)