I started my career in Bolivia; first as a fixer, translator, and producer, then a few years later as a South America correspondent for NPR, where I covered politics, human rights, environment, and everything in between. Today I work as a writer, podcast consultant, and professor of documentary studies. I have degrees in anthropology and creative writing, and I’m bilingual in Spanish and English.
As a human whose family and work is located across the Americas, I’m particularly interested in narratives that examine how humans understand history and place - and how we can more equitably share resources and power.
In addition to reporting stories in Latin America and the US, I also help people make podcasts. I’m fully versed in all stages of audio production - from designing projects and building teams, to producing, writing, editing, and voicing - and I love working with others to build stories in sound.
Clients include: Adonde Media, The Atlantic, The California Sunday Magazine, Duolingo, Harper’s, IDEO, KUOW, LA Times, Latino USA, National Public Radio, Marketplace, The New Yorker, Pacific Standard, Radio Ambulante, Smithsonian, Spotify, Stitcher, This American Life, VICE, and others.
My work has been recognized by the Arthur L. Carter Center at NYU, Blue Mountain Center, Bread Loaf, the Fulbright Program, the Fund for Investigative Journalism, the International Reporting Project, the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley, Middlebury College’s Environmental Reporting Fellowship, and the Rona Jaffe Foundation - and I’m grateful for this support. It’s amazing to have the freedom to follow a story wherever it leads.
For assignments or podcasting projects, please drop a note here. I’d love to chat.
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