Hi there! Welcome to my site :)
My name is Gabriela Barzallo. I am a bilingual multimedia journalist, writer, and sort of a culture junkie, born and raised in Ecuador, and based in New York City since 2014. I have a Bachelor's degree in Media, Culture & Communications from NYU, and
I currently work at Democracy Now! productions.
I have editorial, print, multimedia, and international reporting experience.
I have produced enterprise stories on human rights, migration, gender based violence, Latin American politics, race & ethnicity, latino issues, arts & culture in New York City, etc. In 2018, I worked as a multimedia reporter at Diario Tiempo Argentino in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and developed an independent media project in the Brazilian favelas.
I have a passion for telling underreported stories and giving a voice to traditionally underrepresented communities. I strive for using innovative platforms and formats in order to create more compelling stories, reach to diverse audiences and enrich the overall storytelling experience.
As a fun fact: in 2019, I got to meet/interview two of my favorite artists ever: singer Natalia Lafourcade & actress Yalitza Aparicio <3 <3 (yes, journalism perks, lol)
As a cultural manager, on the other hand, I have collaborated with several institutions, and artists in the research, development, promotion, and logistics of projects and events. I currently work with the Latin American Writers Institute (LAWI), an organization devoted to promoting Latin American & Latino literature in the United States, where I coordinate the media strategy, and help in the editorial process of the institute's literary journal.
I am open to work closely with the artistic community, cultural centers, organizations, and people in general in the development of media plans, digital strategies, outreach initiatives, and personal brands. I am always looking forward to apply my multimedia, storytelling, bilingual and multicultural abilities, while making a positive impact in the world.