Jessica Diaz-Hurtado is a Colombian-Salvadoran trilingual multimedia storyteller and creative. She is a writer, 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 wrote and performed a one woman spoken word show based on her Salvadoran grandmother, was an English teacher in Colombia, and was an award winning documentary filmmaker in Brazil.
She's based in Washington D.C. and was the 2016-17 NPR Kroc Fellow where she reported and produced on topics like music, entrepreneurship, cultural production, transnational identity, immigration, race and gender. She also co-hosted 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 to pick up a good book and never let it go, practice Muay Thai, and cook new recipes with her fiancé.