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Hunter Journalism Student Wins Aronson

Maria Luisa Imbachi
Maria Luisa Imbachi, winner of the 2019 Aronson Award for Student Journalism.

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.

Our Journalism Concentration & Minor

The Hunter College journalism program is offered as a concentration or a minor within the Department of Film & Media Studies. Its curriculum is built around production courses in journalism and analytical courses in media studies. Learn more about our course requirements.

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