Yadira is a former reporter for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida, where she covered education, politics and breaking news. During this time, she was an IRE CAR Bootcamp Diversity Fellow and a Poynter video journalism workshop scholarship recipient. She also worked as an instructor at New College of Florida, where she taught newspaper writing and production. Since 2017 she has been working as an English language assistant in two small towns in the north of France. She was also an editor at the Catalyst, New College of Florida’s student paper. Born in Santa Clara, Cuba, she grew up in Miami, FL.