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Juleyka Lantigua-Williams Portrait

Juleyka Lantigua-Williams, most recently the former lead editor/producer of NPR's Code Switch, has been a writer and editor for seventeen years. A former staff writer at The Atlantic, she was a nationally syndicated columnist, with opinion columns covering a broad range of issues from women's rights at home and abroad, environmental justice, U.S. immigration policy, poverty and maternal health, early childhood development, and demographic changes. Her columns, which reached over 10 million people, appeared in The Houston Chronicle, The Miami Herald, The Chicago Tribune, and the L.A. Times, among dozens of national and local papers. Lantigua-Williams' magazine credits include JET, The Progressive, Nieman Reports, and GIANT. Her essays, interviews, and young adult fiction have appeared in several anthologies, including The Simon and Schuster Short Prose Reader; Once Upon a Cuento; Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism; and Daring to Write: Contemporary Narratives by Dominican Women. She earned a masters in print journalism from Boston University and an MFA in creative writing from Goddard College. A Fulbright Scholar and John Jay/Tow 2016 Criminal Justice Reporting Fellow, she now volunteers as the communications director for TEDxFulbright events. Lantigua-Williams has made the politics of inclusion a central theme in her life's work, while endeavoring to fully understand her own experiences as a hyphenated American.



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Juleyka Lantigua-Williams Portrait
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