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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. And I report on race and the environment almost exclusively. (Anything race-related though, count me in.)

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.