Freelance journalist

June 2022 – Today

As an EU-based freelancer, I have written for publications such as Are We Europe, The Local, and Babel International.

Newtral. Fact-checking reporter. London and Madrid.

May 2021 – June 2022

I have written stories about European constitutional matters, A.I. ethics, the environment, personal finance, immigration, animal protection laws, the last African colony, and the depopulation issue in Scotland. I was also part of several projects, like leading the adaptation of a Poynter Media Wise fact-checking course for Spanish audiences.

The New York Times. COVID-19 team.

U.S. March 2020 – June 2020.

In collaboration with UC Berkeley, I tracked covid 19 data from northern California. Mark Danner was the editor of the OSINT team. As part of the collaboration, I published a piece about the xenophobia Asian Americans suffered due to Covid 19,

The Copenhagen Post. Intern Writer.

Denmark. September 2019 – March 2020.

The Copenhagen Post has been Denmark’s leading source for news in English since 1997, featuring Danish and Nordic news. I covered business and politics.

The University of California. Communications Intern.

August 2017- April 2018.

I processed data and records for 200 students. At the offices in Madrid, I focused on communication tasks, social networks, and video production. I also advised students in personal finance on their new city, redesigned the safety protocol in case of terrorism or natural disaster, and cut our response time to minutes.

La Razón Newspaper. International Desk Intern.

Spain. June – October 2017.

I wrote, translated, and edited stories. I interviewed analysts from all over the world. In those months, I published more than 100 pieces for the printed newspaper and participated in the 2017 Barcelona terrorist attacks investigation by building sources in Belgium.


Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Journalism

Nebrija University.

Madrid Associated Press full-ride scholarship. 2023.

M.A. in Journalism, Media, and Globalisation: War and Conflict

Aarhus University, DMJX (Denmark)

Swansea University (U.K.)

U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism (U.S.)

120 ECTS. Class of 2021

M.A. in Strategic Studies and International Security.

The University of Granada. (Spain)

60 ECTS. Class of 2021. Full-ride scholarship.

Graduate Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism

Esneca Business School

Universidad Católica de Cuyo.

Grade: Outstanding/A. 24 ECTS. Class of 2019.

Summer School on Economics, Language, and Culture

Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (China).

Final grade: High distinction/A+/4.00. 2018.

Year abroad at the University of Richmond (U.S.)

Spanish Government Merit Scholarship,

“Dean’s list,” and “All A’s” awards.

60 ECTS (2016-2017).

Bachelor’s in Bilingual Journalism with Law

Carlos III University of Madrid (Spain)

Gregal Foundation Scholar Award.

Class president.

Five Honor Awards.

Law grade: A. Journalism grade: A. 242 ECTS. Class of 2018.

High School Diploma

Monroe High School, W.A., (U.S.)

Honor Roll

Student of the Month

Class of 2013.


IRE Python Bootcamp. 2021.

Solutions Journalism. The Local. Oct. 2020-2021

Leading Digital Transformation. MIT Professional Education. 2020

Defense and Security for News Media Professionals. Ministry of Defense. 2019

XXVI International Course on Defense. Spanish Army. 2018.


I am currently learning Python. In the past, I have worked with the following tools: Adobe Premiere Pro, Logic Pro, Final Cut, Photoshop, Excel, Audacity, Github, HTML, CSS, QGIS, Datawrapper, Mapbox, and Google Earth Pro, among others.


English: Fluent

Spanish: Fluent

German: Intermediate B1.2.

Danish: Beginner A1.2.

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