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 Walter Cronkite School  of Journalism 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 graduated summa cum laude with dual degrees in global studies and journalism in May 2019. I developed my fluency in Spanish from stints studying and working abroad in Mexico and Spain, and 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. I've also spent several years as a volunteer teacher at the Arizona Department of Corrections. 

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 Guatemala and Paraguay in late May. Afterward, I'll spend the summer interning at The Marshall Project before heading to Mexico as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant.

In my free time, I climb mountains, search for good tamales, and tell myself I'm training for a(nother) marathon.