Alejandra is a bilingual and bicultural Mexican journalist with experience in political communication, data journalism and narrative writing. Informed by her degree in political science and her work in the antitrust authority in Mexico, Alejandra seeks to understand the intersection of public policy and human lives. She reports the stories of people affected by policy, corruption and governmental negligence using data and narrative writing.

EDUCATION

2017 (expected) — MS in Journalism, Columbia University, New York

  • Reporting Fellow in the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism
  • Cabot Scholar
  • Member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists
  • Member of the Association of Health Care Journalists

2013 — BA in Political Science with Special Recognition, Mexico’s Autonomous Institute of Technology (ITAM), Mexico City, Mexico

  • Special Recognition for her high-quality research and new perspective on press freedom.
  • Her thesis about violence against journalists in Mexico included a narration of the worst attacks against journalists and a statistical regression model analyzing social media and drug cartels’ communication strategies.

 

Contact information:

Email: alejandra.ibarra@columbia.edu

U.S. phone number: 917.310.3312