Mara Cavallaro reports on health in the Latino community in San Francisco for El Tecolote, a bilingual community newspaper. A recent graduate of Brown University, she holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in ethnic studies and international and public affairs. Cavallaro was the managing editor of The College Hill Independent, southern New England's largest alt-weekly paper, run by students from Brown and the Rhode Island School of Design. She was also an editor for Somos Latinx Literary Magazine, a biannual student publication. Cavallaro has performed with the Mezcla Latin Dance Troupe, and also speaks Spanish and Portuguese.
El Tecolate, a nonprofit, is a free, bilingual news site and paper circulating 10,000 copies biweekly. It is the longest running Spanish/English paper in California. Its mission is to promote cultural arts, community media and civic engagement as a way of building healthy and empowered Latino communities.
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