About the authors
Juliana Barbassa is a student
at the University of California, Berkeley.
Campoy is a second-year student at the Graduate School of Journalism.
Read her story about ballet in Cuba.
Chakarova graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute in Photography
and is currently teaching at the Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley.
View her photos of Cuba in the photo gallery.
Chavez started out as a reporter for the Albuquerque Tribune, later
moving on to Time magazine, the Los Angeles Times and
the New York Times (El Salvador and South American bureau chief).
In 1998, Professor Chavez added a book, "The Color Bind: California's
Battle Against Affirmative Action," to her other writings (OpEd
pieces for the New York Times and the San Francisco Examiner
as well as articles for the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine)
that have been completed since her arrival at UC Berkeley. As faculty
liaison with the Center for Latin American Studies at Berkeley, Professor
Chavez teaches reporting courses that focus on Cuba, Mexico and the
U.S. / Mexican border. She holds a bachelor's degree in comparative
literature from U.C. Berkeley and a master's degree from Columbia University's
School of Journalism.
Cote graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a
degree in English literature. He has contributed articles to the East
Bay Express, Boulder Weekly and SF Gate. He is currently working on
his master's in journalism at the University of California at Berkeley.
For those about to rock, he salutes you.
Foley is a student at the Graduate School of Journalism and is working
on a concurrent degree with Latin American Studies.
Gonzalez Perez is from Caracas, Venezuela, and graduated from the
Institut Francais de Presse, Universite de Paris II. He is currently
pursuing a joint master's degree in Journalism and Latin American studies
at the University of California, Berkeley. Read his story
about the life of his uncle, Carmelo Gonzalez del Castillo.
Lardner is a joint Journalism/Latin American Studies major. She
grew up in San Francisco and has lived and worked in Spain, Mexico,
Ecuador and Costa Rica. Read her story
about the Spanish in Cuba.
Minaya is a student at the Graduate School of Journalism.
Mohor is a student at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
Her interest includes reporting on Latin America, social issues, and
politics. Read her story about Cuba's
Pyati is a 2001 graduate of the journalism program. She has reported
for The Dayton (OH) Daily News, The Oregonian in Portland, OR, and for
newspapers in Berkeley and Oakland.
Roca graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles
(UCLA) in 2000. She earned a BA in Communication Studies. She is currently
working towards her master's in print journalism at the University of
California at Berkeley. She wrote a story
about the changing lives of women in Cuba today.
Rodríguez is a second-year student at the Graduate School
Sigler graduated from the University of Oregon and is currently
working toward concurrent master's degrees in Journalism and Latin American
Studies at UC Berkeley. He wrote a story
about religion in modern-day Cuba.
Ward is a 2001 graduate of the School of Journalism.
Wunderlich is a graduate student at UC Berkeley in Journalism and
Latin American Studies. Read her story
about hip-hop in Cuba.