Photo Credit: Lidia Hernández Tapia. February, 2018.

Dominican American award-winning journalist, specialized in Science, Health and Environmental reporting on Caribbean and Latin American communities.


CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, New York, United States of America: Master of Arts, Spanish Language Journalism (December 2017). Funglode Scholar.

Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Santiago, Dominican Republic: Bachelor of Arts, Media & Communications Studies (January 2014).


News Features Reporter (June 2018) at The Inquirer (Pennsylvania, USA):

  • As one of the Lenfest Journalism Fellows.
  • As a New Economies Reporting Fellow with The Media Consortium.

Digital News Intern (September 2017 – November 2017) at El Diario NY (New York, USA):

  • Aggregate news content to El Diario NY website.
  • Researched, interviewed and reported on local news of interest for Latino communities of NYC.
  • Reported on Health and Environmental issues/topics of interest or in need for Latino communities to acknowledge.

Bridge Intern (June 2017 – July 2017) at Voice of America’s Latin America Division (District of Columbia, USA):

  • Covered breaking news on Venezuela’s political and humanitarian crisis.
  • Research and reporting on Science and Environmental issues from/for LatAm in Spanish. Multimedia web piece.
  • Interviewed and translated content from Spanish to English. Produced social videos and interactive charts.

Freelance Journalist (April 2016 – Present) at Huellas JDMC (Dom. Rep./USA):

  • Diario Libre – Writer, Environment/Science
  • HITN – Crawl Operator for 2016 Presidential Election Coverage / Production Assistant for Trump’s Inaugural Ceremony Coverage / PSA Production Coordinator for Thrive NYC

El Alto Web Series Line Producer/Social Media Coordinator (June 2015 – December 2015) at Saltra Pa’Tra Films (New York, USA):

  • Produced a 10-episode season for an independent A/V web series project on traditions and culture of Caribbean diaspora in NYC.
  • Organized a 4 to 6 hours’ weekend shooting with an 8-member technical and artistic crew.
  • Edited and proofread 10 scripts and post edition videos for all episodes.
  • Created, scheduled and posted content for postings on social media and YouTube channel.

Media and Marketing Summer Intern (June 2015 – August 2015) at The Nature Conservancy (New York, USA):

  • Produced social media content (drafted images and text) for weekly posting on Twitter.
  • Performed online and offline information and content research to support media and marketing team to pitch and approach media outlets, journalists and public representatives.
  • Created and aggregated keywords to TNC’s Photo Archive; took images and uploaded them to the archive.
  • Monitored several email accounts on a daily basis.
  • Monitored and built reports on media and social media metrics.

Content Development Manager (June 2014 – March 2015) at Centro León (Santiago, Dom. Rep.):

  • Wrote and produced copies for the museum, for internal and external communications.
  • Published on a daily basis in traditional media, social media profiles and a website.
  • Edited and proofread all branded content: texts, photographs, videos, graphics, books, catalogs, audios and interactive materials. Pitched ideas and stories to publish.
  • Collaborated with the Design, Technology and Multimedia Teams.
  • Analyzed and prepared social media metrics reports, developed SEO strategy, created a style book and an editing procedure for Centro Leon museum.

Radio Producer/Host/Reporter (January 2014 – May 2014) at Radio Santa María (La Vega, Dom. Rep.):

  • Gathered, produced, edited and broadcasted news for a live two-hour newscast.
  • Learned to work under tight deadlines.
  • Hosted and edited short capsules and interviews for station programming.
  • Participated in production discussions with programming and press directors.

Print Journalism Internship: Periodista por un Año (July 2012 – July 2013) at Editora Listin Diario (Santiago, Dom. Rep.):

  • Gathered and wrote general news assignments and in-depth features for all six sections (local, national, sports, economics, culture, entertainment) of the oldest Dominican newspaper and for the regional magazine “Zona N”.
  • Participated in editorial discussions and proofread the weekly section “El Norte”.
  • Shot photographs.

Editor-in-Chief: Huellas de Misión ILAC Magazine (September 2012 – October 2012) at Sonríete Public Relations (Santiago, Dom. Rep.):

  • Coordinated the production and translation from Spanish to English of a 46-page magazine.

Copy Editor/Assistant (August 2012 – December 2012) at Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (Santiago, Dom. Rep.):

  • Proofread and edited essays and assignments of a 38 student class, on a weekly basis.

Set Director “Semana Más Corta” Film Festival Internship (January 2012 – June 2012) at Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (Santiago, Dom. Rep.):

  • Coordinated the Script – Writing, Arts and Entertainment, Photography and Camera Direction units, a 32-member team.
  • Edited scripts, graphics, designs, photographs and video packages in production cycle off and on live event.

Online Journalism Internship: Editor-in-Chief Aecsocial Web (May 2010 – May 2011) at Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (Santiago, Dom. Rep.):

  • Led 10 communication students who worked as writers, photographers and graphic designers for the online newspaper of the Department of Communication Studies of the University.
  • Edited all content published on a Joomla CMS.
  • Coordinated social media agenda, strategies and live coverage of academic events and the creation of a new brand identity and image strategy for the project.


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