About Thess

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Thess hails from Madrid, Spain, and she has lived in seven countries in the past ten years. At the moment she lives in London, and works as a reporter for the journalism fact-checking startup Newtral.es. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Copenhagen Post, or The Local.

In 2021, she graduated an Erasmus MA in Journalism, Media, and Globalisation: War and Conflict in  Swansea University. The MA began at Aarhus University,  and The DMJX, and University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

During her time in Berkeley, she reported data on California’s response to Covid 19 for The New York Times, as part of a NYT – Berkeley initiative. On June 24th, her first piece at the NYT was published. 

After graduating high school in the U.S.  thanks to a scholarship she got her bachelor’s degree in Bilingual Journalism with additional training in Law at Carlos III University of Madrid, which included a year abroad at the University of Richmond in Virginia. There she took courses in rhetoric and law, slow journalism, copy editing, and photojournalism, among others. She also has a post-grad degree in Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism.

In 2018, she was one of five chosen from her country to attend on a full-ride the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics Summer Program.

At 16 years old, she began writing for a political, and environmental magazine in Madrid. Today, her writings have been published in national newspapers in the U.S., Spain, and Denmark, both in Spanish and English, as well as in student publications in the U.S.

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