Journalism student Maria Luisa Imbachi wins Aronson Award

Maria Luisa Imbachi

Hunter College journalism student Maria Luisa Imbachi has won the Aronson Award for Student Journalism.  Born in Colombia and raised in East-Elmhurst, Queens, Imbachi was a staff writer for The Athenian and a reporter and anchor for the journalism program’s biweekly newscast, Hunter News Now during her junior year.

As a Dreamer herself and recipient of the Dream.US scholarship, Imbachi chronicled some of the many issues facing undocumented students. “I learned that I could be a voice for  students who are afraid to speak up,” said Imbachi who is also passionate about the environment and reported on sustainability initiatives to make Hunter College a “greener” campus. 

Imbachi will be graduating in December and plans to continue her work on immigration and sustainability issues.