My name is Isa Luzarraga, and I am a freelance journalist and writer. Since high school, I have savored the feeling of a pen in my hand and my fingers on the keyboard. Being able to influence others through my writing is my way of making a change in my communities. As the 2021 Nebraska Journalist of the Year, I've devoted the past four years of my life to honing my craft. Learning from industry professionals through Northwestern Medill's Institute as well as writing for New York-based Keke Magazine has allowed me to experience journalism and writing through different lenses.
Now as an honors student at Emerson College, I study journalism, media studies, and Latinx culture. I am the Assistant Managing Editor at Your Magazine, a content writer for the School of Communication and a member of the campus chapter of NAHJ.
Outside of college studies and organizations, I continue to freelance for various publications, including Keke Magazine, Affinity Magazine and the Flawater Free Press.
Teen Vogue, Climate Anxiety and High School: How Young People Are Coping, 2022
Instagram, Emerson College, School of Communication Takeover, 2022
Nebraska High School Press Association, 2021 Student Journalist of the Year, 2021
Girls in Journalism, "We're Not Okay" Podcast Creators, 2021
The Reader, Omaha Girls Rock, V. 2.0, 2012