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Angélica Serrano-Román is a Puerto Rican journalist and fact-checker covering community, business and politics. She has been working for Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism since 2019. She interned at Puerto Rico’s main newspaper, El Nuevo Día, in 2019. Her work has been published in local and U.S. mainland media, including Metro Puerto Rico and the Orlando Sentinel. Serrano-Román is also a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ board of directors. She is the first Puerto Rican recipient of the Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship, granted by the NAHJ. In Fall 2020, she will start graduate studies in business and economics reporting in the New York University (NYU) after winning the “Resilience Fellowship.” Serrano-Román completed undergraduate studies in Journalism and Marketing at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in Puerto Rico. In over two years of experience in the industry, she has covered emergencies such as hurricanes, a political crisis with ex-Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s resignation, earthquakes, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

  • María Elena Salinas’ Scholarship (2020)
  • ProPublica’s Diversity Scholarship (2020)
  • First Puerto Rican recipient of the Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship, granted by the NAHJ (2019)
  • Rubén Salazar Scholarship to attend Excellence in Journalism (2019)
  • Luis Alberto Ferré Rangel Scholarship to attend the New York Times Education: Student Newspaper Editors’ Workshop (2019)
  • NAHJ Scholarship to participate at the NAHJ International Training Conference and Career Fair (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 Representative at the NAHJ Board of Directors. 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. 

AFFILIATIONS

  • Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE)
  • Puerto Rico’s Journalists Association
  • National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)