Natalie Van Hoozer
Natalie Van Hoozer is a program assistant supporting ICFJ's work in Latin America, specifically Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Van Hoozer started her work at ICFJ as a program assistant for ICFJ's flagship program, the ICFJ Knight Fellowships. In this role she coordinated the nomination and review processes for ICFJ’s Knight International Journalism Awards.
She graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, with degrees in journalism and Spanish. Her love for international and Spanish-language journalism started when she worked with the local Spanish-speaking community in Reno during her time as an immigration reporter at National Public Radio member station KUNR Public Radio and Noticiero Móvil, UNR’s bilingual student news outlet. For her undergraduate Honors thesis, she researched the landscape of bilingual Spanish-English reporting in the state of California.
Van Hoozer strives for journalism that transcends borders and brings journalists of different languages and cultures closer together.
Van Hoozer also works separately as the U.S. ambassador for the nonprofit SembraMedia, an ICFJ partner, providing resources for Spanish-language digital media entrepreneurs in the United States.
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