Elisa Baena

Elisa Baena is a Latino USA Fellow based in Miami, FL. She earned a bachelor’s in English with a concentration in creative writing from the University of Miami. Although Elisa recently came into audio journalism, her abuela Ambarina (who was named after a character in a novela) kind of saw it coming—she prophesized that Elisa would become a writer because of her very extra storytelling skills as a child. Her reporting on culture, politics, and music has appeared in NPR, Refinery29 and WLRN.