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Cristina Abellan-Matamoros

Cristina is a candidate for an MA in Interactive Journalism at City University London and a junior reporter. Cristina was born in Costa Rica but raised in Washington D.C. She's fluent in Spanish, French, English, and Portuguese. Her language skills come in handy when reporting on the hispanic community in the U.S or translating a story into a different language for a wire service. Over her college career, Cristina interned at NPR for Morning Edition and wrote for community newspapers in Fairfax County.Since graduating with a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Film and Media Studies, Cristina has worked at KQED - the NPR affiliate in Northern California - worked on stories for the Mission Local and Homemade News Podcast. Thus, she's worked in radio, print and social media. Cristina is now living in London.