Washington Latin 2014 graduate Vanessa Rodriguez has now started as Program Assistant at the International Center for Journalists. She will be working in the organization’s Latin American programs. Rodriguez recently graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 2018. In Seville, Spain where she spent a semester studying journalism and communication. During her time abroad, she wrote the leading cover story for the student led Spanish magazine Mas + Menos. Inspired by this work, she joined a summer travel project called Podcasts for Peace to empower youth through storytelling in Managua, Nicaragua. Prior to joining the ICFJ team in 2018, Rodriguez interned as a production assistant at the local PBS station in Western New England (WGBY) under their first bilingual show Presencia.