E12S7: Immigrant, Journalist & Academic: A Career in Communications and Journalism with Kara Andrade

Summary & Key takeaways

What happens when you bring a journalist to the show? The guest doesn’t only want to answer questions, she interviewed me [show-host] as well. Welcome to a special episode of The Social Change Career Podcast with Kara Andrade and Catalina Rojas [me].

In Episode 12 of Season 7 Kara Andrade tells the story of how her family immigrated from Guatemala to the U.S; growing up in the U.S; becoming a journalist and now juggling work while finishing a PhD.

Season 7 of the Social Change Career Podcast is supported by the Rotary Peace Fellowship (see more information here & below)

Kara Andrade has more than 15 years of experience working in the United States and Latin America as a bilingual journalist, entrepreneur and multimedia producer for a variety of leading media organizations including Al Jazeera America, Americas Quarterly, Associated Press, Christian Science Monitor, CNN, France 24, Global Post, The Huffington Post, National Public Radio, The New York Times and others. She consulted as a trainer and coordinator for the Astraea Foundation, the U.S. Institute of Peace, U.S. State Department, the World Bank and others.

Kara is an Ashoka Fellow and currently is the Program Director at the International Center for Journalists.

Don’t miss the episode of the two Latinas talking about the challenges of being a women in academia; what it means to be a journalist and social change maker these days.

Check out previous seasons & episodes of our Award-Winning Social Change Career Podcast.

*Episode recorded on October 24th , 2020

** While in the recording it says Episode 11 its actually Episode 12.  Oops.

Key Links:

Kara Andrade’s Linkedin

Kara Andrade’s website

Ashoka

 

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