This panel explores the role of the press in Latino communities.
Jessica Vega, policy analyst at Rhode Island KIDS COUNT
Jessica Vega of Central Falls is a Senior Policy Analyst for Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, and a former President of the Central Falls City Council President. Jessica co-developed and facilitated Rhode Island’s first-ever participatory budgeting initiative and also serves as Chair of the Central Falls Juvenile Hearing Board.
Vega earned her BA in Psychology at Rhode Island College and an MA in Community Development at Roger Williams University. Jessica has a strong commitment to race equity and is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Marcela García, associate editor and columnist at The Boston Globe
Marcela García is an associate editor and columnist for The Boston Globe’s opinion page. She also serves on the Globe’s editorial board and occasionally writes editorials, the daily unsigned essays representing the view of the Boston Globe as a community institution. García has been part of the Globe’s opinion and editorial desk since early 2014. Previously, she was a correspondent for Telemundo Boston, a special contributor to the Boston Business Journal, and the editor of El Planeta, Boston’s largest Spanish-language publication.
Steph Solis, newsletter editor\journalist at Axios Boston
Steph Solis is a bilingual journalist and co-author of Axios Boston. They have been a reporter for a decade, working for the USA Today Network, MassLive and the Boston Business Journal. They cover immigration, public policy and business.
Kevin G. Andrade, Senior Reporter, Rhode Island Current
Kevin G. Andrade is senior reporter for the Rhode Island Current, covering issues of education, immigrant communities, housing, and health. He is also a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. He previously reported for The Providence Journal, The Yuma Sun, and O Jornal: The Portuguese Journal. Kevin also contributed as a freelancer on various occasions to: The Guardian, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe.