Fernanda Echavarri is an award-winning bilingual journalist joining Futuro Studios as a Senior Producer. Her first stint at Futuro started in 2015 as a producer and editor for Latino USA in New York City. Fernanda now lives in her beloved Southern Arizona desert. She most recently worked as a reporter for Mother Jones Magazine and previously worked at Tucson’s local NPR/PBS station. She began her journalism career reporting for local newspapers in Southern Arizona almost 15 years ago. Throughout her career she has written and produced audio documentaries, magazine features, investigative pieces, a few personal stories, and her fair share of daily news. Whatever the topic, one thread ties Fernanda’s work together: she puts people at the center of her stories and treats them with dignity. Fernanda is the recipient of a Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award, National Edward R. Murrow Award, Dori J. Maynard Award for Diversity in Journalism, and a Regional Emmy. She’s also a Peabody Award finalist. And while she’s clearly a fan of the desert, her true home is in Central Mexico where she was born.