Yadira Lopez covers economic mobility for The Miami Herald. She’s part of a team effort to examine how the Miami-Dade area has shifted from a place where a middle income provided a comfortable life for hundreds of thousands to a metropolis beset by a housing crisis and severe inequality. Lopez has covered Latino issues for the Malheur Enterprise in Vale, Oregon, as a member of Report for America. She previously worked at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida and was editor at the Catalyst, the student paper at New College of Florida, where she received her undergraduate degree. She has worked as an English language assistant in France. Born in Santa Clara, Cuba, she grew up in Miami, Florida.
Beat: Economic mobility in Dade County
This RFA corps member will be part of a broad effort to cover the issue of economic mobility. They'll be part of a team focusing on this issue, which cuts across race and ethnicity in our region. Miami-Dade has shifted from a place where a middle income provided a comfortable life for hundreds of thousands to a metropolis beset by a housing crisis and a level of economic inequality that matches that of Colombia.