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.”
“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 an eco-friendly campus.
Imbachi will be graduating in December and plans to continue her work on immigration and sustainability issues.