Published: 12-nov-2023
Iván Carrillo

Iván Carrillo

General editor


Iván Carrillo (CDMX, 1970). Journalist, editor and TV host specialized in science, health and the environment. He is co-founder and co-director of Historias sin Fronteras and En Común (podcast). He is a member of the 2016-17 generation of the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship del MIT and is part of the National Geographic Society's global community of Explorers. As well, Ivan is the general editor of the Tec Review platform specialized in science, innovation and entrepreneurship and is the head of the Ibero-American Scientific and Cultural News (NCC) that is broadcast in 20 countries and three languages. Recently he launched the Aquatic Atlas program on YouTube dedicated to the conservation of the oceans. He has collaborated with the most important national media and his reports in Natgeo (LA) and Newsweek en Español have been recognized with the most outstanding awards in Mexico.

Lynne Walker

Lynne Walker



S. Lynne Walker is the president and executive director of InquireFirst and co-founder of Historias sin Fronteras, which was established in 2019 to provide reporting grants to science, health and environment writers in Latin America.

Lynne is a Pulitzer Prize finalist who spent much of her career reporting from Mexico, where she served as Mexico City Bureau Chief from 1992 to 2008 for San Diego, Calif.-based Copley News Service.

Her four-part series on a small Illinois town transformed by immigration, “Beardstown: Reflection of a Changing America,” was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting. She was awarded the Maria Moors Cabot Prize from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2005 for her outstanding coverage of Latin America.

As executive director of InquireFirst, which she founded in 2016, Lynne continues to travel to Latin America to work with colleagues on new ways to produce in-depth reporting on science, health and the environment and conduct investigative reporting. She has instructed Spanish-language journalism workshops in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, Paraguay, Bolivia, Argentina and Ecuador.

Lynne also launched Bajo la Lupa, a grant program to support investigative reporting in Latin America and she is the co-founder of En Común: Conocimiento en Voz Viva, a Spanish-language radio program that reports on science, health and the environment for rural and indigenous audiences in Mexico.

Johanna Osorio

Johanna Osorio

Johanna Osorio is a storyteller and investigative journalist with experience coordinating national and cross-border collaborative projects. She has reported on borders and territories in conflict, journalism in restrictive contexts, open data digital research, and gender-sensitive and human rights journalism. Her work has brought visibility to inequality and poverty, as well as to social, health and environmental conflicts in Venezuela and Latin America.

María Clara Valencia

María Clara Valencia

Storyteller, journalist and literary studies professional with more than a decade of experience in environmental issues, Maria Clara Valencia has worked in international media as well as in non-profit organizations. Her most recent passion is the countryside and issues related to agriculture and nutrition. She takes care of small vegetable gardens in her spare time. She is currently editor of Amazonía in the Conservando Juntos project of Internews.

Ruth Mary Vargas Robles

Ruth Mary Vargas Robles

Ruth Vargas is a biologist with 27 years of experience working in the management of sustainability projects. She has worked in local communities on issues such as water management, agroecological production as an alternative in food security, solid waste management, and advanced beekeeping, with successful experiences in adaptation and mitigation programs against climate change. She is a specialist in environmental mainstreaming and environmental management and expert in dialogue and conflict resolution. She is a member of the board of the Liga de Defensa del Medio Ambiente and member of the board of Fundación Socioambiental Semilla and the board of the Colegio de Profesionales en Biología. She currently holds the position of Project Director of the Fundación Integral de Desarrollo.

Sonia Tejadas

Sonia Tejada

Sonia Tejada has worked at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama for more than 20 years. She started as a research assistant to pay her way through law school. She graduated, but never left the Smithsonian. She now works as a translator and media coordinator, enjoying the continuous learning experience that science offers.

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