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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.

With grant funding from the International Center for Journalists, I created a multimedia project about Latina business owners in Reno, Nevada.

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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.

I was previously the president  of the UNR Spanish Club and the UNR chapter of the Online News Association.


Email: nvanhoozer@nevada.unr.edu