Staff

Simon Schatzberg (editor-in-chief)

Simon is a journalist pursuing a master’s degree in journalism and Latin American studies at NYU.

Paola Nagovitch (deputy editor)

Paola is a trilingual journalist bouncing between New York, Puerto Rico, and Madrid. She covers Latin American politics with an expertise in Puerto Rico, her home, and has bylines in Americas Society/Council of the Americas, LAND, and more. Paola graduated with honors from NYU in 2020 with a B.A. in Journalism and Politics. She’s now pursuing a master’s degree in Journalism at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid-El País program in Spain. 

STAFF WRITERS

Liza Schmidt

Liza is a Global & Joint Program Studies master’s student at NYU with a concentration in journalism and Latin American studies.

Andrea Acosta

Andrea is a journalist studying in the News & Documentary master’s program at NYU.

Contributors

Peter Appleby

Nidia Bautista

Gabriela Barzallo

Alison Bowen

Isabel Caballero-Samper 

Emily Jo Corona

Raisa Camargo

Reinhard Cate

Juan Pedro Catepillán Tecay

Alvaro Céspedes

Dusty Christensen

Steven Cohen

William Costa

Cleuci de Oliveira

Von Diaz

Juan Víctor Fajardo

Jason Farbman

Nicole Fleischner

José Luis Granados Ceja 

Alexandra Hall

Urooba Jamal

Jacquelyn Kovarik

Nikolas Kozloff

Matt Landau

Marc Licciardi

Christopher Looft

Santiago O’Donnell

Camila Osorio

Molly O’Toole

Emilia Otte

Néstor David Pastor

Marisa Raditsch

Paola Reyes

Joel Richards

James Rodríguez

Luisa Rollenhagen

Mike Samras

Katie Schlechter

Leo Schwartz

Kayla Stewart

Hanna Wallis

Carolina Zanatta

 

Founders

Roque Planas (former director)

Roque’s works as editor of the Huffington Post’s Latino Voices vertical, where he covers Latino politics and Latin American affairs. Before joining HuffPost, he worked as a staff writer for the Fox News Latino and the New York Daily News. His work as a freelance journalist has appeared in Foreign Policy Magazine, the World Politics Review, and the New Internationalist. He holds an M.A. in history from Texas State University at San Marcos and earned an M.A. in the global joint master’s program in journalism and Latin American studies at New York University, where he was a Henry MacCracken Fellow.

Andrew O’Reilly (former editor-in-chief)

Andrew’s work has appeared in ESPN The Magazine, Ralph Lauren Magazine, Hemispheres, The New York Times and The New York Daily News among others. He holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of Pittsburgh and a joint M.A. in journalism and Latin American studies from New York University. His regional focus in reporting is Mexico and Central America. Andrew now works at Fox News Latino.

Mari Hayman (former editor-in-chief)

Mari is a native of Washington state and earned a B.A. in comparative literature at Stanford University. She holds a master’s degree in journalism and Latin American studies at New York University , where she focused on memory and human rights in Uruguay. Mari now works as as managing editor for Americas Quarterly.

Rachel Brooks-Ames Lachenmeier (staff writer)

Rachel was a Henry MacCracken Fellow at New York University , where she earned a master’s degree in Latin American Studies. She grew up in Austin, Texas, and earned her bachelor’s degree from Smith College in Latin American/Latino Studies. Her past work has focused on Mexico, U.S.-Mexico relations, and Mexican Americans and immigrants in Texas. Rachel is currently earning a doctorate at the Centro Latinoamericano-Suizo at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.