Angélica Serrano-Román is a Puerto Rican journalist. She has been working at the Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism since Jan. 2019. She interned at Puerto Rico’s main newspaper, El Nuevo Día, in 2019, covering community, business and science stories. Serrano-Román is part of the fourth generation of Red Latinoamericana de Jóvenes Periodistas, where she takes trainings and does collaborative projects with 49 journalists around Latin America.
She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Journalism at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Serrano-Román is also certified in Data Journalism and Fact-checking. Her work have been published in Orlando Sentinel, Centro de Periodismo Investigativo, El Nuevo Día, Latino Rebels, El Sentinel de Orlando, NotiCel, 80grados, Metro Puerto Rico, La Isla Oeste, Caribbean Business, Distintas Latitudes, CT Latino News and CT News Junkie.
Serrano-Román 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, 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
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)