Angélica Serrano-Román is a Puerto Rican journalist. In Jun. 2020, she will complete her Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a Major concentration in Journalism at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in Puerto Rico. The New York University awarded her with the “Resilience Fellowship” to start her graduate studies in Business and Economics Reporting. She has been working at Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism since Jan. 2019.
Serrano-Román interned at Puerto Rico’s main newspaper, El Nuevo Día, in 2019, covering community, business and science stories. Her work has been published in local and U.S. mainland media, including Metro Puerto Rico and Orlando Sentinel. She is also a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists‘s Board of Directors.
- ProPublica Diversity Scholarship (2020)
- First Puerto Rican recipient of the Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship, granted by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. (2019)
- Rubén Salazar Scholarship to attend 2019 Excellence in Journalism. (2019)
- Luis Alberto Ferré Rangel Scholarship to attend the New York Times Education 2019: Student Newspaper Editors’ Workshop (2019)
- NAHJ Scholarship to participate at the NAHJ International Training Conference and Career Fair in Miami, Florida. (2018)
- Selected by Universidad del Sagrado Corazón as part of the first group of students in Puerto Rico that practiced immersion journalism from the communities, covering Caño Martín Peña. (2018)
LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY WORK
Serrano-Román is the current Student Board Representative at NAHJ National Board. She founded the NAHJ student chapter at Sagrado Corazón in 2018, which was recognized as the University’s Ambassador Association in 2019. During her junior year, She received the Pórtico Medal for Leadership and was the director, for three years, of Un Solo Latir, a student media outlet. She intends to pursue business, economic and data reporting. Serrano-Román aspires to tell the difficult stories and promote news in both languages to Spanish-speakers.
- Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE)
- Puerto Rico’s Journalists Association
- National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)