March 14, 2018

March 14, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will welcome Mariel Fiori as this spring semester’s Hardman Journalist-in-Residence. She’ll give a talk titled “Democracy and Journalism, the Hudson Valley, and What I Care About,” at 4 p.m. on March 28 in Murdock 218. Her talk is free and open to the public.

Fiori holds an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business and a bachelor's degree in Spanish and Latin American and Iberian Studies from Bard College. Before coming to the United States in 2003, she lived and worked for two years in Spain, and previously in Buenos Aires, Argentina, her hometown, where she earned a degree in journalism and studied legal and commercial English-Spanish translation at the Catholic University of Argentina. She has worked for different mass media groups and independent media in Argentina, Spain and the United States as a researcher, writer, translator, editor and radio and television producer.

Fiori is chair of the Ulster County Hispanic Advisory Board Mano a Mano Coalition, member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, NAHJ, the American Association of University Women, AAUW, and the American Translators Association, ATA. From 2007 to 2013 she was a board member of Somos la Llave del Futuro, SLF, Inc., a Dutchess County based nonprofit organization which seeks to build leadership in immigrant communities, and from August 2010 to May 2015 she was a board member of Family of Woodstock, Inc. She serves on the advisory board of Re-Think Local Hudson Valley and Arts Mid-Hudson, and is a board member of the newly created Radio Kingston.

Together, English professors Zachary Finch and Hannah Noel are coordinating Fiori’s residency at MCLA. During her visit to campus this month, Fiori will visit a number of classes and meet with students and faculty.

"Fiori's visit to campus offers an exciting and timely opportunity for MCLA students to engage with a dynamic, innovative, and community oriented journalist,” said Noel. “While on campus, Fiori will conduct bilingual interviews with Beacon Web News and BWN Espanol and visit many courses like my Media and Immigration senior seminar and Intro to Latinx Studies courses."

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