Angélica Serrano-Román is a freelance journalist from Puerto Rico. She have been working at the Center for Investigative Journalism of Puerto Rico since January, 2019. Last summer, she completed an internship at El Nuevo Día, Puerto Rico’s main newspaper, covering business, science and human interest stories. It was recently selected by the Red Latinoamericana de Jóvenes Periodistas, where she takes workshops and does collaborative projects with 49 journalists around Latin America.
Angélica is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Journalism at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is certified in Data Journalism and Fact-checking. Her work have been published in El Sentinel de Orlando, Orlando Sentinel, The Sun Sentinel, Centro de Periodismo Investigativo, El Nuevo Día, Latino Rebels, NotiCel, 80grados, La Isla Oeste, Caribbean Business in Spanish, Sin Comillas, News Is My Business, among others.
She is the first Puerto Rican recipient of the Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship, granted by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ). She also has received the Rubén Salazar Scholarship to attend Excellence in Journalism 2019, an investigative scholarship from Instituto de Formación Periodística, the Luis Alberto Ferré Rangel Scholarship, to attend the New York Times Education 2019: Student Newspaper Editors’ Workshop, and a scholarship to participate at the NAHJ International Training Conference and Career Fair in Miami, Florida. In 2018, she was selected by Sagrado Corazón as part of the first group of students in Puerto Rico that practiced immersion journalism from the communities, covering Caño Martín Peña. El Nuevo Día published the work in digital and print.
LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY WORK
Angélica 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, Angélica 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. Angélica aspires to tell the difficult stories and promote news in both languages to Spanish-speakers.