Hi, I'm Mia.

I spend most of my time doing one of three things: learning about something new, writing about what I learned, and sharing my writing with anyone who will read it.

I'm passionate about telling stories on the border, U.S.-Mexico relations, the criminal justice system, and technology, and I've been blessed to be able to do so throughout my time studying at Arizona State University's Cronkite School and interning with Slate Magazine. I've also developed expertise reporting on Title IX, sexual assault, and university financing at my school's newspaper, The State Press. I report in English y en español — because I believe the the best stories transcend cultures and languages. 

I will graduate in 2019 with dual degrees in global studies and journalism. I developed my fluency in Spanish from stints studying and working abroad in Mexico and Spain. I have experience interning at organizations including the U.S. Department of State, the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona, the City of Tempe, the Arizona Innocence Project, and the U.S. House of Representatives.

Recently, I was chosen as the winner of Nick Kristof's win-a-trip contest through the New York Times. We'll be traveling to Haiti or Guatemala, and maybe an American Indian reservation, sometime during the summer of 2019. I can't wait. 

In my free time, I teach a class to female inmates at the Arizona Department of Corrections and tell myself I'm training for a(nother) marathon.