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About

Radio Ambulante is a Spanish-language radio program that tells Latin American stories from anywhere Spanish is spoken, including the United States. We seek to bring the aesthetic of high-quality longform journalism to radio. We work with a talented community of storytellers and radio producers from different corners of the continent, while taking advantage of technology to produce, distribute and exchange stories.

Team

Daniel Alarcón, Executive Producer

Daniel Alarcón’s books include War by Candlelight (2005) and Lost City Radio (2007), named a Best Novel of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle and the Washington Post. His most recent novel, At Night We Walk in Circles, was a finalist for the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award. He is a professor of Broadcast at the Columbia University School of Journalism in New York. (@DanielGAlarcon)

Carolina Guerrero, Executive Director

Before becoming a radio producer, Carolina worked as a promoter for cultural and social projects, creating a bridge between organizations in three different continents. She has worked with public and private institutions in several countries, for which she has designed and overseen festivals, art exhibits, teaching workshops and fundraising events. In her previous life, Carolina was an art dealer in New York and a scuba instructor in Colombia. She is currently living in San Francisco, California, and is the proud mother of León and Eliseo. (@nuncaduermo)

Martina Castro, Senior Producer

Martina is a radio producer, editor, and sound designer based in Montevideo, Uruguay. She started her career at National Public Radio (NPR) in 2004, and has since her work has aired on NPR newsmagazines and on KALW-FM in San Francisco, where she also produced many live radio events and trained aspiring public radio journalists. in the art of narrative radio storytelling. Martina’s work has been recognized with various awards, including the Edward R. Murrow Award from RTNDA for best radio documentary in 2014. Martina was born in Virginia, but her family is from Uruguay, where she’s now teaching narrative radio journalism as part of a Fulbright grant. (@MartinaCastro)

Camila Segura, Senior Editor

Even though Camila has spent most of her adult life in academia, after obtaining her PhD in literature from Columbia University, she realized radio was her true passion. She has been working for years as a freelance editor and translator, and now she has joined Radio Ambulante’s team where she is closer to her real interests. Currently she lives in Bogota with her husband and daughter Carmen. (@camilasegura)

Silvia Viñas, Producer and Editor

Silvia was most recently the Latin America Regional Editor for Global Voices Online, an international community of bloggers and translators who translate and report on citizen media from around the world. She studied literature and political science and has worked as an editor and journalist. Silvia was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, from a Spanish father and a Uruguayan mother. She grew up in five Latin American countries and in Spain. (@silviavinas)

Luis Trelles, Producer and Editor

A journalist and filmmaker based in Puerto Rico, Luis has made documentaries for Hispanic Public Television in New York.  His work as a short film screenwriter has been recognized by the Mexican Film Institute, the Puerto Rico Film Corporation and the Student Academy Awards. The Open Society Foundation recently gave him a Soros Justice Fellowship to produce a multimedia series about criminal justice in Puerto Rico. (@cu_bata)

Dennis Maxwell, Producer

Dennis Maxwell was born in Santiago Chile and he moved to San Francisco, California, at a young age to realize one of his dreams—to study film. Since then, he has dedicated himself to exploring audiovisual art, working on diverse productions in the fields of fiction and documentary filmmaking. He discovered his passion for radio in 2011 when he collaborated with Radio Ambulante for the first time. His work has been featured in outlets such as the New York Times Op-Docs, the KQED “Spark” series, Providencia Film Festival (Chile), Festival Internacional Global Bogotá (Colombia), BBC Mundo, and Public Radio International’s The World. (@dennistmaxwell)

Clara Gonzalez Sueyro, Director of User Experience

Clara is a design researcher with a degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Recently Clara was a 2014 Code for America Fellow working with the Government of Puerto Rico on a platform for small business owners. In the past, she led a project to help foster care youth to better transition into adult life through peer-to-peer networking. She co-founded a  startup and participated in Start-up Chile. She also launched her own non-profit to work in projects related to education and youth. To learn more about Clara visit: http://claraslist.com/ (@claragsueyro)

David Pastor, Community Manager

David is a writer and musician from Queens, NY. He is a graduate of Binghamton University and is currently recording his first collection of songs as well as publishing some academic work. (@n_davidpastor)

Claudia P. Giribaldi, Project Coordinator 

Originally from Lima, Peru, Claudia earned her B.A. in political science and a M.A. in sociology from Florida Atlantic University. Claudia is a passionate  advocate for bilingual education and careers in public service; she’s worked in the past with different organizations, including Public Allies, Vocalo Radio, The University of Chicago and the Odyssey Spanish education project. In her spare time, Claudia enjoys reading Latin American literature, writing in her personal blog and riding her bike by lake Michigan. She currently lives in Chicago, Illinois. (@ClaudiaGiribal1)

Claire Mullen, Production Assistant

Claire Mullen is from around San Francisco, where she lives now after attending Scripps College, where she studied Humanities and Media Studies. She loves radio as a source for information, and for sharing stories from one side of the world to the other. In 2009 she lived and studied in Bolivia where she produced a documentary about community radio in rural areas. She has worked with KQED Public Radio and the San Francisco Bay Guardian as a news writer. (@MullenCMarie)

Vanesa Bearga, Blog Intern

Vanesa Baerga is from San Juan, Puerto Rico. She studied social sciences and geography at the University of Puerto Rico and participated in an exchange student program at the University of Seville, Spain. Then she pursued her master’s degree in communications and critical cultural studies at the University of Nottingham, England. She’s lived in the city of Chicago since 2010. Vanesa has worked for and contributed to different organizations such as VOCALO (Chicago Public Media), the University of Chicago, the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM Chicago Campus), Elmhurst College, the newspaper Claridad, Prensa Comunitaria, among others. To know more about Vanesa visit: www.vanesabaerga.com (@vbaerga)

Diana Buendía, Production Intern

Diana was born and raised in Guayaquil, Ecuador. She moved to the Untied States to earn her degree in American studies at the University of Texas at Austin and soon after a graduate degree in arts journalism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She currently lives in Los Angeles. (@buendiag)

Caro Rolando, Production Intern

Born in Caracas, Venezuela and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Caro feels most at home when she can dance merengue and ride her bike to a vegan restaurant all in the same day. Caro got her B.A. in Sociology from the University of British Columbia and her Masters in Journalism from Ryerson University. Her work has been featured on Pacifica Radio, CBC and Free Speech Radio News. She is currently based in Toronto, where she works for an NGO that defends freedom of expression. (@caro_escribe)

Alejandra Quintero Nonsoque, Production Intern

Alejandra is a journalist and radio producer. She has been working in radio since age 16 and has worked for commercial, public, online, school and university radio stations. He work has focused mostly on issues related to health, science, technology and the environment. She has won three science journalism awards. For the last five years she has been working as a university professor teaching radio production and digital media. (@AlejaQuinteroN)

Barbara Sawhill,  Spanish Language Education Coordinator

Barbara has taught languages at the college and high school level in the United States and Colombia for 25 years. Throughout her career, she has engaged students with innovative activities, ranging from conducting interviews entirely in Spanish with local professional athletes to producing weekly Spanish-language radio shows. In 2013 she began to incorporate RA’s crónicas into her teaching. Barbara knows first-hand how these stories can transform teaching and learning, and is excited to help other educators experience the same. She blogs about her teaching practice at Language Lab Unleashed. (@bsawhill) (@LangLabUnleashd)

Annie Correal, Co-founder

Annie Correal, co-founder, is a reporter at The New York Times based in New York City. Annie was previously a staff writer at El Diario and focused on the immigrant experience.  In radio, she produced stories for WNYC, NPR and This American Life. She is also the co-founder and editorial director of the storytelling site Cowbird. Read more of Annie’s work for The New York Times here: (@anniecorreal)