Hi, I'm Mia.

I'm a journalist who covers health (especially reproductive and mental health) and (in)justice (especially prisons and migration). I'm currently an editor at Arizona State University, where I coordinate ambitious editorial projects and work with top researchers to translate their work into essays and articles that are accessible to the general public.

I formerly served as one of the editors behind Slate’s State of Mind section, a partnership between Slate and ASU that covered mental health, and as managing editor of Future Tense, a partnership between Slate, ASU, and New America focused on the intersection of technology, science, and the future. State of Mind and Future Tense published news analysis, opinion pieces, expansive features and packages, and even speculative fiction. I also edited the What Next: TBD and Future Tense Fiction podcasts.

My work has been featured in national and international outlets including the New York Times, Slate, Longreads, the Marshall Project, Narratively, the Arizona Republic, Letras Libres, Nexos, and Reforma. I've been interviewed on MSNBC and Televisa’s ForoTV. I regularly moderate live panels and events for nonprofits and universities in the U.S. and Mexico. As a young journalist, I was selected for Nick Kristof’s New York Times Win-a-Trip contest, and I traveled with the columnist to Guatemala and Paraguay, where we reported on health, gender issues, and migration.

I've developed and co-taught courses in journalism, English, and writing at universities in Mexico and the U.S., including Arizona State University, the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, and the Universidad Autónoma del Carmen. I've also taught in men’s and women’s prisons in Arizona, as well as for formerly incarcerated women in Mexico.

My academic research, focused on military sexual assault, has been published in Law and Society Review; I've also presented at the American Political Science Association annual conference. I've worked at the the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, the Arizona Innocence Project, the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona, and the U.S. House of Representatives, among other organizations.

I have bachelor’s degrees in journalism and international relations from Arizona State University and coursework in international law and communications from the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico City. I'm a Fulbright García Robles grantee and a Flinn scholar, and I've lived and worked in Mexico and Spain.

In my free time, you'll find me training for a marathon or hiking with my husband and our dog Lola.