Isabel Alarcón is an Ecuadorian journalist specialized in environmental issues. For the past six years, she has worked as a reporter at El Comercio, Ecuador’s largest newspaper. Her work is published every Sunday in Planeta, a section of the newspaper focused on climate change, biodiversity, conservation and other environmental issues.
In 2016, Alarcón was part of the team that travelled to the Ecuadorian coast to report on the consequences of the earthquake. From 2009 to 2013 she lived in Buenos Aires, where she worked at Centro de Apertura y Desarrollo de América Latina, an NGO that promotes freedom of speech in the region. She holds a degree in Communication Sciences from Universidad de Belgrano, Argentina. Alarcón also has experience in radio and TV production.
In 2017 she received an scholarship from the german organization International Journalists Programme to participate in a one week study tour in Berlin. In 2012 she was part of a one semester exchange program at Universidad de las Américas de Puebla, in México. She speaks english and spanish.