Jessica Diaz-Hurtado is a Colombian-Salvadoran trilingual multimedia journalist and creative. She is a writer, photographer, radio producer and documentary filmmaker curious to tell nuanced stories.
She received her B.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison while participating as a First Wave Hip Hop and Urban Arts Scholar. She focused on Oral History and the Salvadoran Civil War. She also received her M.A. in Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin as a Ronald E. McNair Scholar where her research focused on Anthropology, Media and Race.
Currently she's based in Washington D.C. as a 2016-17 NPR Kroc Fellow where she reports and produces on topics like music, cultural production, transnational identity, immigration, race and gender.