Emily Neil

Emily Neil
I cover education trends and policies relevant to Latino communities in the United States.

Most recently, I worked as a communications officer for SERES, a Guatemalan non-profit organization focused on youth leadership and sustainability education in Guatemala and El Salvador. Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, I received my Master's of Science in journalism from Columbia Journalism School in 2016, and graduated with a B.A. in Middle Eastern studies and a minor in Spanish and Latin American studies from Barnard College in 2014. 

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Dr. Ignacio Sánchez: ‘We need bridges between universities'

 05/21/2018 - 14:49
Dr. Ignacio Sánchez, physician and president of one of the top universities in Latin America, received his honorary degree from Drexel College of Medicine at the school’s commencement ceremony at the Kimmel Center in Center City Philadelphia. Photo: Samantha Laub / AL DÍA News

During a visit to AL DÍA on May 17, Chilean university president and scholar Dr. Ignacio Sánchez discussed international student exchange, the women’s movement in Chile, and more before receiving an honorary degree from Drexel University College of Medicine at their commencement ceremony the following day.  

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Estudiantes de Filadelfia se comprometieron a ir a la universidad

 05/10/2018 - 10:54
Michelle Obama led a star-studded cast on Wednesday, May 2, celebrating college-bound students in Philadelphia as part of the national College Signing Day event. Photo: Emily Neil / AL DÍA News

En ocasión del Día de las Inscripciones a la Universidad, celebrado en Filadelfia el pasado 2 de mayo, Michelle Obama y un elenco artistas aplaudieron a los estudiantes de la región que se han comprometido a cursar  estudios superiores cuando se gradúen de la escuela secundaria.

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Latino lawyer, advocate awarded prestigious prize for work in juvenile justice

 05/09/2018 - 19:51
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Frankie Guzman, juvenile justice attorney at the National Center for Youth Law in California, is receiving the Leadership Award from the Juvenile Law Center in recognition for his work in advocating for and enacting reforms of the juvenile justice system.  

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Mercado de productos frescos: Un soplo de aire fresco para la comunidad de North Philly

 05/07/2018 - 10:44
The Fresh For All free farmers market, run by Philabundance in partnership with the Lillian Marrero Library, is set up in the parking lot of Lillian Marrero Library every Wednesday afternoon from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Photo: Emily Neil / AL DÍA News

Philabundance y la biblioteca Lillian Marrero han llegado a un acuerdo para distribuir fruta y verdura fresca gratuitamente entre los residentes de la comunidad, incluyendo los centenares de puertorriqueños desplazados por el huracán María que hoy viven en el barrio.

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“Beyond border-crossing”: The chronicler of Mexamérica

 05/04/2018 - 20:28
Fey Berman, Mexican-American journalist and author of Mexamérica. Photo: Samantha Laub /  AL DÍA News

In a talk with AL DÍA News, journalist and academic Fey Berman spoke about her new book and the immigrant past of her family — including the story of her parents, who were refugees from the Nazis who fled to Mexico, and her own journey to the U.S. as a young person in search of her dreams.

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Michelle Obama celebrates college-bound students in Philadelphia — and gives advice for the next step

 05/04/2018 - 19:18
Michelle Obama led a star-studded cast on Wednesday, May 2, celebrating college-bound students in Philadelphia as part of the national College Signing Day event. Photo: Emily Neil / AL DÍA News

At the largest ever College Signing Day celebration, Michelle Obama and a star-studded cast cheered on Philadelphia students who are committed to attending degree programs following their high school graduation — and talked about how to navigate college once there. 

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