Luis Velarde was a Bringing Home the World Fellow in 2017.
Luis Velarde is a video journalist for Univision News, where he writes stories, and shoots and edits video. He previously worked as a video producer and producer for The Associated Press, the BBC, Elevation DC and Voice of America.
Destination: Vietnam and the Philippines
Project: Profile fishermen, villagers, and coastal residents of the Spratly Islands to illuminate how growing tensions among South Pacific nations over control of the South China Sea is impacting their lives and livelihoods.
Fellowship Goal: While reporting in Southeast Asia, Luis expects to gain new skills from what he considers a unique experience and a better understanding of the region.