I am Natalie Van Hoozer, a freelance multimedia journalist based in Reno, Nevada. I am also the ambassador in the United States for SembraMedia, an international journalism nonprofit dedicated to supporting Spanish-language digital media natives.
I graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, with BA degrees in journalism and Spanish. I was a Fulbright scholar in Argentina, before returning to the U.S. due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Before that, I worked on Latin American projects as a program assistant at the International Center for Journalists in Washington, D.C. and as a bilingual immigration reporter for KUNR Public Radio and Noticiero Móvil.
Researching the landscape of Spanish-English bilingual media in the state of California, I compiled my findings into my Honors thesis at the UNR.
In 2017 I also reported at the Online News Association National Conference and profiled Spanish-language reporters.
In September 2016, I spoke at the ONA national conference on a panel titled Latinos and the 2016 Election: Reporting on Communities Regardless of Your Background.
For the spring of 2017, I studied in Madrid, Spain, and documented my travels on my blog, Nat Sounds.