Emily Neil

Deputy Editor, Culture
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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Deputy Editor, Culture

“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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Meet the candidates looking to redefine the office of Lt. Governor

 04/10/2018 - 17:01
A forum with candidates for the state Lt. Governor position will be hosted by  on April 11 from 5:30 - 7 p.m at Kiva Auditorium at Temple University. Graphic by Samantha Laub. 

Four candidates are vying to unseat incumbent Lt. Governor Mike Stack in the May 15 primary. On April 11 they will be speaking at a forum hosted by  AL DÍA News and 6ABC, in collaboration with Temple University's Klein College of Media and Communication from 5:30 - 7 p.m. at Temple's Kiva Auditorium.

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