portrait 2.jpg

What up?

My name's Yessenia Funes. I'm a New York-based journalist. Brooklyn to be exact with Salvi roots and a Long Island upbringing.

I'm not your average journalist, though: I'm Latina. I'm queer. I’m one of the few reporters covering the intersection where race and the environment meet.

I write poetry for fun and dream of writing children's books. I currently cover the environmental justice beat for Earther, a recently launched Gizmodo Media Group news site all about the environment. But def holla if you need an environmental justice speaker for your conference panel or school event.

If you're interested in seeing my resume, click here to view or download.