| STEPHANIE CATALINA MARTINEZ
A native of Barranquilla, Colombia, Stephanie is a multimedia journalist and anchor in the Greater Los Angeles area. She previously worked as a reporter at WUVC (Univision 40) in Raleigh, NC, and anchored their 6:00 pm and 11:00 pm newscast two to three days per week. Stephanie also worked for Voice of America in Washington, DC, producing, editing, and reporting daily national news stories for TV and the web. Her daily tasks also included live TV news updates for international affiliates and reporting daily news feeds for two international radio stations. As a freelance reporter at WZDC Telemundo Washington for almost four years, she covered top stories ranging from controversial immigration issues to heated political topics brewing on Capitol Hill.
Stephanie graduated with a Masters of Professional Studies in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park, in December 2014.
| MAURA UGARTE
Maura Ugarte is a filmmaker, editor, producer and teacher based in Washington DC. Maura’s work is focused on community building and how media can be used to bridge economic, racial and cultural divides. Her documentary projects have been screened nationally and internationally; highlights include screenings at the True/False Film Festival, Palm Springs International and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions gallery. She has produced commissioned work for CurrentTV, and recently won a CINE Golden Eagle Award for her documentary, Through Fire and Water, on a severely injured Iraq War veteran and his experiences after returning home. Maura has an MFA degree in Film and Media Arts from American University, and a BA from Columbia.
| HELKIN RENE DIAZ
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Helkin is a photojournalist and cinematographer based in Bogotá, Colombia. In 2008 he filmed the documentary The Crown, which was nominated to the Academy Awards and received honorable mention at the Sundance Film Festival 2008. His work The Last Gamblers was nominated to the FNPI (Fundacion nuevo periodismo iberoamericano) prize in photography on July 2010. He was also worked the camera for the environmental documentary Jala- A Journey Through the Senses of Water, a film about the Ganges river. Shot on the RED system.