Annie Avilés is a radio maker, writer and editor. She spent the first ten years of her career in South America working as a foreign correspondent for National Public Radio and Public Radio International’s The World, and as a contributing editor at Radio Ambulante, an award-winning Spanish language podcast. She has also held positions as a fellow in investigative reporting at UC Berkeley, as a visiting scholar at NYU and as managing editor of the Life of the Law podcast. In addition to her work in radio, Annie’s longform nonfiction is published by Harper’s Magazine, Smithsonian and Virginia Quarterly Review.
Prior to Salt at MECA, Annie taught at Boston University, the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, the University of Southern Maine and UC Berkeley.
Annie’s work has earned awards and fellowships from the Fund for Investigative Journalism, the Fulbright Program, the International Reporting Project, the Rona Jaffe Foundation and others.