This is the team behind Radio Ambulante:
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.
Carolina is a media entrepreneur. She's passionate about solving the problem of inequality of access, and democratizing the kinds of stories being told across the region. She has worked as a promoter for cultural and social projects, creating a bridge between organizations in her native Colombia, and public and private institutions in Latin America and the United States, designing and managing festivals and art exhibits, teaching workshops and planning fundraising events. Carolina is a John S. Knight Journalism fellow 2014/2015 at Stanford University, and lives in New York City.
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.
Before joining Radio Ambulante Silvia was the Latin America Regional Editor for Global Voices. 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.
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.
Mediaholic without remedy. She has worked in Lima, Peru as a photographer, research assistant in educational projects, and has managed the social media accounts for various publications. Currently lives in New York, where she just completed a masters in communication and cultural studies at New York University.
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 CBC, Pacifica Radio and KPCC. She is currently based in Toronto.
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.
Elsa Liliana Ulloa
Graphic designer from Bogota, Colombia. Worked for many years as an assistant in an array of academic publications in the faculty of economics at Colombia’s National University. She is currently in charge of making the Spanish subtitles for Radio Ambulante’s episodes.
Emiliano Rodríguez Mega
Emiliano studied biology in Mexico but it soon became clear–to his thesis advisor, his parents, and himself–that spending the rest of his days inside a lab was not right for him and he decided to devote himself to science journalism. Since to 2015 he has covered science in Latin America for various Mexican and international media, such as Science, Scientific American, Emeequis, among others. His work has been recognized in Mexico and he has received the National Association of Science Writers of America scholarship. With a Mexican father and an Argentinian mother, Emiliano identifies himself as Argenmex.
Luis Fernando Vargas Vega
Costa Rican. As a teenager he wanted to be a philosopher, yet he became a journalist. He has written about art, music, literature, and cuisine in various Costa Rican media outlets. He also studies social communication and is currently writing a thesis on anarchism. He reads to save himself, though he is not sure from what. He tries to find himself in Enrique Lihn’s poems. Fear takes over him when facing a blank page and he panics at the mere thought of driving a car. His life belong to two cats. He’s 24 years old, but many call him “Sir”: they have been very good or badly lived–the years–. He’s still undecided on that.
When he was 10 years old and heard the song “Lemon Tree” playing on the radio, he was sure he had to dedicate his life to music. Eight years later, in order to not tire out his passion, he decided to study something completely different: history at Mexico’s National School of Anthropology and History. When he turned 21, he spent a year in Germany playing in different venues and recording in the same studios as his childhood heroes. Once back in Mexico, he improvised his own studio that started growing once local bands chose it to produce their albums. Last year he relaunched the studio under the name El Limonero, where he produces and post produces audio for bands and films.
Annie is Editorial Director of the storytelling platform Cowbird. She began her career in journalism covering breaking news, crime and immigration as a stringer for The New York Times Metro Desk and as a staff reporter at El Diario. Annie’s work in radio began with a documentary about her father’s kidnapping in Colombia commissioned and produced by Transom. Her work has since aired on NPR, WNYC, This American Life, and elsewhere.
Martina is an independent producer and podcast consultant based in Santiago, Chile. For the first five years of Radio Ambulante, Martina was the senior producer and sound designer of the program. Earlier in her career, she was a producer at NPR in Washington, D.C. and Culver City, CA, and a reporter, editor and managing editor at KALW 91.7FM in San Francisco, CA. Martina has given numerous workshops and talks on the art of narrative radio storytelling across the U.S. and Latin America and has won various awards for her work. In 2015, she received a Fulbright grant to teach narrative radio journalism in Montevideo, Uruguay and was also elected to the board of the Association for Independents in Radio (AIR).