Q'vo! I'm a Colombian-Salvadoran trilingual multimedia storyteller and creative. As a writer, editor, documentary photographer, video and audio producer, I'm constantly curious to tell nuanced stories. My work has been published with Remezcla, Latina Magazine, mitu, NPR, and WAMU. I'm also the co-founder and was the editorial and social media lead for the Necia Media Collective.
In my past lives I performed spoken word poetry around the U.S., was an English teacher in Colombia, and student in Muay Thai (though I still try to train every once in a while!)
After freelancing in South America, I was a 2016-17 NPR Kroc Fellow in Washington D.C. where I reported and produced stories on music, entrepreneurship, cultural production, transnational identity, race and gender. As part of NPR Dallas' KERA, I reported on a team series tackling gentrification in West Dallas, winning a Texas AP Broadcaster Award for Best Investigative Report and two Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for Best New Series and Best Continuing Coverage. Occasionally I co-host, edit and produce NPR's Alt.Latino covering Latinx music and cultura.
I'm currently a freelance multimedia journalist available for stories, and can be reached at dh.jessical [at] gmail [dot] com
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