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  • Writer's pictureBenay Hicks

EdNC: Behind the scenes of our Latinx reporting: Building empathy and understanding through our shar

I was born in Guatemala. I grew up speaking Spanish and English, which made me quite the Spanglish baby/child/teenager (must admit, I’m still a Spanglish kid at heart). I graduated from Universidad Rafael Landívar with a major in communication sciences.

I moved to North Carolina in July 2016 to pursue an M.A. in mass communication with a focus on journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While there, I co-founded Carolina Ahora, a Spanish news show that reports on relevant topics to the Latinx community on campus. During my last semester, I was the news director for both Carolina Ahora and Carolina Now.



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