Jessica Diaz-Hurtado is a Colombian-Salvadoran trilingual multimedia storyteller and creative. She is a writer, editor, documentary photographer, video and audio producer curious to tell nuanced stories. Her work has been published with Remezcla, Latina Magazine, Sounds and Colours, NPR, and WAMU. She is also the co-founder and was the editorial and social media lead for the Necia Media Collective.
In her past lives she performed spoken word poetry around the U.S., was an English teacher in Colombia, and an award winning documentary filmmaker in Brazil.
When she returned from freelancing in Latin America, she was named the 2016-17 NPR Kroc Fellow in D.C. where she reported and produced stories on music, entrepreneurship, cultural production, transnational identity, race and gender. She also co-hosted and edited NPR's Alt.Latino covering Latin American music. Currently, she's a producer on NPR's 1A.
When she's not scheming her next move, she loves writing, checking out new art galleries, training in Muay Thai, and cooking new recipes with her fiancé.