Yuriria Avila

Class of 2021

Yuriria is a data journalist focused on interactive storytelling, coding, data analysis, and data visualizations. Currently, she works as News Assistant in the New York Times Graphics Department, tracking COVID-19 data.

She’s interested in covering topics related to sexual and reproductive rights, Hispanic communities, LGBT+ communities, and the intersection of all of them.

Besides data, she’s passionate about photojournalism (which she does as a side-gig) and audio. She will probably have a podcast recommendation for you.

Fluent in Spanish, German, and Portuguese.

EDUCATION

  • Center for Research and Teaching in Economics, B.A. in Political Science and International Relations (2013-2017)

EMPLOYERS

  • The New York Times — News Assistant, Graphics Department (2020-Present)

  • Animal Politico — Data Reporter and Fact- checker (2018-2019)

  • BuzzFeed News Mexico — Reporter (2017-2018)

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

  • National Association of Hispanic Journalists — Co-chair, UCB Chapter

REPORTING INTERESTS

Audio reporting, Coding, Data, Data Journalism, Gender and Sexuality, Photojournalism, radio