I’ve written hundreds of news stories and features from more than a dozen countries on topics such as economics, political unrest, commodities and the environment.
I worked as a foreign correspondent for Reuters in Latin America for eight years. The first stories that I wrote for the agency were about youth gangs, natural disasters and drug trafficking in Guatemala, and they were published in 2005 and early 2006. That year I moved to Bolivia to cover the government of Evo Morales. I wrote about the wide-ranging reforms he implemented to empower the country’s indigenous majority and his policies to increase state revenue from natural resources. In 2010, I moved to Argentina, where I wrote about farming, politics and macroeconomics. Two years later, I headed to Ecuador, where I wrote about the oil industry, the clashes between then-President Rafael Correa and the media, and the country’s decision to grant asylum to WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange.
My strong interest in the environment prompted me to write features about biodiversity in the Galapagos, melting glaciers in the Andes and oil pollution in the Amazon.
In 2014, I moved to New York to work as a Senior Reporter for LatinFinance, where I learned about how foreign investors fuel economic growth in Latin America.
I received an M.A. in Science, Environment & Medicine reporting from Columbia Journalism School in May 2016 and completed an investigative reporting fellowship the following year.