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I'm Alejandra.
Nice to meet you.

I'm an audio producer, editor, and multimedia journalist based in Brooklyn. Also me: Tejana orgullosa, bilingüe, and graphic designer (on occasion). She/her/ella.

 

Currently, I'm a producer and associate editor at Futuro Media and PRX's award-winning public radio show and podcast Latino USA. In my role, I cover news, culture, and politics within Latinx and immigrant communities. I also designed, relaunched, and managed our fellowship program, and I produced a Latino USA live show for Summer 2022.

Before joining Latino USA, I was a reporter/producer for WNYC, New York City’s NPR member station, where I covered local and daily news for the flagship shows Morning Edition and All Things Considered. My past work has been published in the San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, The Dallas Morning News, and Refinery29. In 2021, I produced an audio walking tour for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden featuring their seasonal exhibit, "Ohkehteau (Plants of the Earth): A Shinnecock Oral History".

The stories that make me tick are grounded in narrative storytelling and strong arts and culture journalism. I've reported, produced, and edited stories about the relationship between 9/11 and U.S. immigration, labor organizing among gig workers, a history of Goya Foods in three boycotts, the rise of bedroom pop music, a family-owned taco empire in the Bay Area, the complex past of reproductive rights in New York City, the evolving mission of El Museo del Barrio, a tour of North Texas' slam poetry scene, immigrant communities building community gardens in East Dallas, the queer, Black roots of tango, and a spoken history of the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe, among other work.

 

Across audio, digital, and print platforms, I have expertise in narrative and enterprise journalism, features and profiles, criticism and personal essays, and local, daily, and breaking news. 

 

I'm a fellow in the ​​International Women’s Media Foundation’s Gwen Ifill Mentorship Program, which supports women and nonbinary journalists in becoming industry leaders. I recently graduated from Neon Hum Media’s 2022 Editors Bootcamp, an intensive training program for audio editors taught by a rotating roster of industry leaders. Through weekly classes and assignments, we learned to edit limited-run podcasts, including creating outlines and production plans, structure and line editing, collaborating with clients, and giving feedback on sound design. 

Outside of journalism, I am a visiting media artist and educator at SAY Sí, a community youth arts program in my hometown of San Antonio, Texas. 

I graduated from Stanford University in 2017 and got my start in radio at my college station, KZSU, where I hosted a weekly music show. Before pivoting into journalism, I was a Univision Media Fellow at the National Hispanic Media Coalition in Los Angeles. My work focused on advocating for Latinx representation in news media and entertainment.

I'm currently open to editing jobs and freelance audio and writing assignments. Let's talk — I'm down to connect on social media, or you can always send over an email
 

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